Meet The Speaker: Dr. James Rigby

Updated: Jan 27


Dr. James Rigby

Dr. Rigby is a Research Hydrologist and Acting Branch Chief with the Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center. Dr. Rigby has served as the project chief for the Mississippi Alluvial Plain Water Availability Study since joining the USGS in February 2020 providing the scientific leadership behind one of the USGS's largest ongoing water availability studies. Previously Dr. Rigby was a research hydrologist at the USDA-ARS National Sedimentation Laboratory where he developed innovative approaches to managed aquifer recharge and was co-lead on the Lower Mississippi River Basin Long-term Agroecosystem Research site. His research crosses multiple disciplines including hydrology, water resources, sediment transport, and atmospheric boundary layer processes. Since 2015, his primary research emphasis has been the hydrology and sustainable management of the Mississippi River Valley alluvial aquifer.


Join us on Jan. 27, 2021 at 10:35 AM to watch Dr. Rigby's presentation: System-scale science to support groundwater resources: the present and future of the USGS Mississippi Alluvial Plain (MAP) Project


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