Venkatesh Uddameri ProfessorTexas Tech UniversityVenki Uddameri, Ph.D., P.E. is a professor in the department of civil, environmental and construction engineering at Texas Tech where he also serves as the director of the TTU Water Resources Center. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of sustainable water resources management with a particular emphasis on food‐energy‐water nexus in groundwater‐dependent systems. His current research projects are focused on characterization of brackish and other alternative sources of water in arid and semi‐arid landscapes. His research has been funded through several federal, state and local agencies including the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), United States Department of Defense (DoD), United States Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Department of Interior (DOI), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA),. He has published extensively in the area of groundwater modeling and management and currently serves as the associate editor of the Journal of American Water Resources Association (JAWRA). He has published extensively in the areas of water resources management and sustainability and edited two journal special issues. He has co‐authored two books – Hydraulic Fracturing Impacts and Technology – A Multidisciplinary Perspective (with A. Morse and K. Tindle, CRC Press/Taylor Francis) and GIS and Geocomputation for Water Resources Science and Engineering (with B. Dixon, John Wiley and Sons).