Danielle Perrot is a staff engineer with RTI International’s Center for Water Resources and specializes in hydrologic modeling and water supply forecasting. She is interested in implementing techniques that help improve water resources management and inform better policies for more sustainable water use. Ms. Perrot has a strong academic background in snow hydrology, and is skilled in advanced data assimilation techniques, geospatial analysis, and hydrologic forecasting system development.
Currently, Ms. Perrot is finishing work through a NASA ROSES grant to improve water supply forecasting for the National Weather Service Colorado Basin River Forecast Center by developing and deploying an operational hydrologic forecast system with snow data assimilation. She is also assisting with model calibration and configuration for a hydrologic hazards assessment for New Brunswick Power. Recently, she also has worked to develop the hydrologic model component of a water management systems for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Rogue, Cowlitz, and Lewis Rivers in the Pacific Northwest.
Before joining RTI in 2017, Ms. Perrot worked at the City of Greeley, where she gained experience with water resources management, water rights administration, and water conservation. Most notably, she developed a new water rights accounting package and implemented a water budget rate structure for single-family residential water customers to encourage efficient water use and sustainability of water supplies into the future (www.efficiencyrewarded.com).