Shaleen Jain, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Graduate Coordinator
Cooperating Associate Professor, Climate Change Institute

313 Boardman Hall                                                                                                                       
University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469-5711
Phone: 207.581.2420
Fax: 207.581.3888


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

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


  • Melis, T. S., W. E. Pine, J. Korman, M. D. Yard, S. Jain, and R. S. Pulwarty (2016), Using large-scale flow experiments to rehabilitate Colorado River ecosystem function in Grand Canyon: an adaptive climate-resilient strategy. In K. Miller, A. Hamlet, D. Kenney and K. Redmond, eds. Western Water Policy and Planning in a Variable and Changing Climate, Drought and Water Crises: Science, Technology, Management, and Policy Issues for the 21st Century, Donald A. Wilhite (Series Editor), CRC Press – Taylor and Francis.
  • Hart, D. D., K. P. Bell, L. A. Lindenfeld, S. Jain, T. R. Johnson, D. Ranco, and B. McGill (2015), Strengthening the role of universities in addressing sustainability challenges: the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions as an institutional experiment. Ecology and Society, 20, 2. doi: 10.5751/ES-07283-200204
  • Dhakal, N., S. Jain, A. Gray, M. Dandy, and E. Stancioff (2015), Nonstationarity in seasonality of extreme precipitation: A nonparametric circular statistical approach and its application, Water Resources Research, 51, 6, 4499–4515. doi:10.1002/2014WR016399.
  • Wahl, T., S. Jain, J. Bender, S. D. Meyers, and M. E. Luther (2015), Increasing risk of compound flooding from storm surge and rainfall for major US cities. Nature Climate Change, 5, 1093–1097. doi:10.1038/nclimate2736
  • Kim, J.-S., and S. Jain (2015), Wintertime High Flow Regime in Northern Maine, USA : A Hydroclimatic Diagnostic Study. Proceedings of the 18th Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers, Canadian Geophysical Union–Committee on River Ice Processes and the Environment. Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, 19-21 August 2015.
  • Westbaker, T., S. Jain, M. Scott & J. Arsenault (2012), Integrating Environmental Sustainability Education with Computational Thinking in a Montessori School Setting. In T. Amiel & B. Wilson (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2012 (pp. 500-506). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Sen Gupta, A., S. Jain, and J.-S. Kim (2011), Past climate, future perspective: An exploratory analysis using climate proxies and drought risk assessment to inform water resources management and policy in Maine, USA. Journal of Environmental Management, 92, 941-947. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2010.10.054
  • Kim, J.-S., S. Jain, and Y.-I. Moon (2011), Atmospheric teleconnection-based conditional streamflow distributions for the Han River and its sub-watersheds in Korea. International Journal of Climatology. doi: 10.1002/joc.2374
  • Kim, J.-S., and S. Jain (2011), Precipitation trends over the Korean peninsula: Typhoon-induced changes and a typology to characterize climate-related risk. Environmental Research Letters, 6 034033. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/6/3/034033
  • Kim, J.-S., S. Jain, and S. A. Norton (2010), Streamflow variability and hydroclimatic change at the Bear Brook Watershed in Maine (BBWM), USA. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Volume 171, Numbers 1-4, 47-58, DOI: 10.1007/s10661-010-1525-1
  • Kim, J.-S. and S. Jain (2010), High-resolution streamflow trend analysis applicable to annual decision calendars: A western United States case study. Climatic Change,102, 3-4, 699-707. doi:10.1007/s10584-010-9933-3
  • Kim, J.-S., S. Jain, and S.-K. Yoon (2010), Warm season streamflow variability in the Korean Han River Basin: Links with atmospheric teleconnections. International Journal of Climatology, DOI: 10.1002/joc.2290
  • 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.
  • Jain, S., M. P. Hoerling, and J. Eischeid (2005), Decreasing reliability and increasing synchroneity of western North American streamflow. Journal of Climate, 18(5), 613-618.
  • Jain, S., J. Eischeid, J., and R. Prasad (2003), Tailored Hydroclimatic Information for Water Resources Management in the Western United States. Proceedings of the ASCE World Water & Environmental Resources Congress 2003: pp. 1-9. doi: 10.1061/40685(2003)375
  • 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, doi:10.1029/2001GL014278.
  • Jain, S., and U. Lall (2001), Floods in a changing climate: Does the past represent the future?, Water Resour. Res., 37(12), 3193–3205, doi:10.1029/2001WR000495.
  • Jain, S., and U. Lall (2000), Magnitude and timing of annual maximum floods: Trends and large-scale climatic associations for the Blacksmith Fork River, Utah, Water Resour. Res., 36(12), 3641–3651, doi:10.1029/2000WR900183.
  • Jain, S., U. Lall, and M. E. Mann (1999), Seasonality and Interannual Variations of Northern Hemisphere Temperature: Equator-to-Pole Gradient and Ocean–Land Contrast. Journal of Climate, 12, 1086–1100.

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