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Darrell G. Fontane, PhD.


Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering

Contact Info

Phone: (970) 491-5248   Office: B213 Engineering Bldg.

Email: Darrell.Fontane@ColoState.Edu   Lab:


Fields of Expertise

1.) Management and Planning
2.) Models, GIS, and Data

Areas of Interest

 Computer aided water management and integrated water quantity and quality managementWater resources decision support systems


Dr. Darrell G. Fontane is a Professor, Associate Department Head, and Director of the International School for Water Resources in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Colorado State University. He is a University Distinguished Teaching Scholar. His areas of teaching and research are water resources decision support systems, computer aided water management, integrated reservoir water quantity and quality management, and Internet-based education and training. Dr. Fontane received a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering - Water Resources Planning and Management, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, 1982; a M.S. Civil Engineering -Water Resources Planning and Management, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, 1970; and a B.S. Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1968. He is a registered Professional Engineer and Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Dr. Fontane has served as a Visiting Associate Professor at the Center for Water Resources and Quality Management, Korea, 1991, a Visiting Research Engineer at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station, 1992, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2001-02. He has served as a technical consultant to the Korea Water Resources Corporation, the World Bank, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2003-Course Co-coordinator and presenter in the World Bank Web-based Short Course on Water Resources Management.He has served as principal or co-principal investigator for research projects funded by various organizations the World Bank, U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. National Park Service, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Energy--Western Area Power Administration, U.S. Geological Survey, and the Korea Center for Water Resources and Quality Management. Prior to coming to Colorado State University, he served as Supervisory Research Hydraulic Engineer, Acting Chief of the Reservoir Water Quality Branch of the Hydraulics Laboratory, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1972-78.