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Faculty & Staff - Shaleen Jain

Shaleen Jain, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Graduate Coordinator
Cooperating Associate Professor, Climate Change Institute

313 Boardman Hall                                                                                                                         Shaleen
University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469-5711
Phone: (207) 581-2420
Fax: (207) 581-3888


Ph.D. – Civil & Environmental Engineering
Utah State University, Logan, 2001.

M.S. – Civil & Environmental Engineering
Utah State University, Logan, 1998.

B.Tech. – Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 1993.


CIE 455 Hydrology
CIE 598 Physical Hydrology
CIE 598 Quantitative Methods in Water Resources
CIE 598 Managing our Water Resources

Research Interest:

Hydroclimatology, Environmental Flows, Climate Variability and Change, Hydrosystems Modeling, Adaptive Management and Decision Analysis.

Selected Publications:

Jain, S., C. A. Woodhouse, and M. P. Hoerling (2002), Multidecadal streamflow regimes in the interior western United States: Implications for the vulnerability of water resources. Geophysical Research Letters, 29(21), 2036. AGU Editor’s Choice: Surface Processes

Jain S., M. Hoerling, and J. Eischeid (2005), Decreasing reliability and increasing synchroneity of western North American streamflow. Journal of Climate 18(5), 613. Editor’s Choice: Science [Smith 308 (5720):326a]

Jain, S., and J. K. Eischeid  (2008),  What a difference a century makes: Understanding the changing hydrologic regime and storage requirements in the Upper Colorado River basin,  Geophysical Research Letters,  doi:10.1029/2008GL034715, in press.


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Civil and Environmental Engineering
5711 Boardman Hall
Orono, ME 04469-5711
Phone: 207-581-2171 | Fax: 207-581-3888
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469