Anne C. Steinemann

Anne C. Steinemann

Hydrology and Hydrodynamics
Office: Wilson 103
Phone: (206) 616-2661

PhD, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 1993
MS, Civil & Environmental Engineering, UCLA, 1985
BS, Civil Engineering, Magna cum Laude, UC Irvine, 1984

Anne C. Steinemann specializes in water resources and environmental management, linking science and decision-making. She is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Professor of Public Affairs, at the University of Washington (UW), and served as the Director of The Water Center. Prior to UW, she was a Visiting Scientist at the Climate Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and a faculty member at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has also held positions with the U.S. Geological Survey, Florida Institute of Technology, and Linköping University in Sweden. She received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, in addition to university and national teaching awards. Dr. Steinemann advises governments and industries on water and environmental issues, and directs research funded by NSF, NOAA, USGS, NASA, EPA, and other agencies. She has published two textbooks: Microeconomics for Public Decisions (South-Western, 2005) and Exposure Analysis (CRC Press, 2007). Her work takes an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving, integrating expertise in engineering, environmental science, economics, public health, law, and policy.

During 2012, Professor Steinemann is on research leave. She is a Visiting Researcher at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. The best way to reach her is through email:

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Research Interests

  • Drought Prediction, Planning, and Mitigation
  • Toxic Chemicals in Consumer Products and Health Effects
  • Emerging Contaminants in Water Supplies
  • Green Buildings and Indoor Air Quality

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