Glenn E. Moglen, Ph.D., P.E., F.EWRI, F.ASCE

Professor and Laboratory Director, Occoquan Laboratory - Civil and Environmental Engineering

Address:     Occoquan Laboratory
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Virginia Tech
    9408 Prince William Street
    Manassas, VA 20110-5670

Phone: 703-361-5606 (x142)

Fax: 703-361-7793

E-mail: moglen(at)

Professional Registration: Maryland (PE)

Current streamflow conditions in the Occoquan Watershed

Academic Experience:

Courses Taught:

Research Interests:

  • Hydrologic Consequences of Land Use Change
  • Hydrologic Consequences of Climate Change
  • Water Supply Optimization under Uncertainty
  • Stormwater Management and Best Management Practices (BMP)
  • Economic Strategies for BMP Implementation

Selected Research Projects:

Scientific and Professional Societies:

Journal Publications:

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  1. Bhatkoti, R., G.E. Moglen, P.M. Murray-Tuite, K.P. Triantis, (accepted). "Changes to Bridge Flood Risk Under Climate Change." Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE. (accepted June 23, 2016).
  2. Casey, M.J., J.H. Stagge, G.E. Moglen, and R.H. McCuen, (2015). "The Effects of Watershed Subdivision on Peak Discharge in Rainfall Runoff Modeling in the WinTR-20 model." Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001188.
  3. Moglen, G.E. and G.E. Rios Vidal, (2014). “Climate Change and Stormwater Infrastructure in the US Mid-Atlantic Region: Design Mismatch Coming?” Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000967.
  4. Stagge, J.H. and G.E. Moglen, (2014). “Genetic algorithm optimization of a multi-reservoir system with long lag times.” Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000972.
  5. Ciavola, S.J., C.A. Jantz, J. Reilly, and G.E. Moglen, (2014). “Forecast Changes in Runoff Quality and Quantity in the DelMarVa peninsula.” Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE 19(1): 1-9. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000773.
  6. Stagge, J.H., and G.E. Moglen (2013). "A Nonparametric Stochastic Method for Generating Daily Climate-Adjusted Streamflows." Water Resources Research, 49(10): 6179-6193. doi: 10.1002/wrcr.20448.
  7. Maldonado, P.P, and G.E. Moglen, (2013). "Low Flow Variations in Source Water Supply for the Occoquan Reservoir System Based on a 100-Year Climate Forecast." Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE 18(7), 787–796. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000623.
  8. Tsang, Y.-P., G.K. Felton, G.E. Moglen, and M. Paul, (2011). "Region of influence method improves macroinvertebrate predictive models in Maryland." Ecological Modeling. 222(19): 3473-3485. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2011.08.006.
  9. Mejia, A.I. and G.E. Moglen, (2010). "Impact of the Spatial Distribution of Imperviousness on the Hydrologic Response of an Urbanizing Basin." Hydrological Processes. doi: 10.1002/hyp.7755.
  10. Mejia, A.I. and G.E. Moglen, (2010). "The spatial distribution of imperviousness and the space-time variability of rainfall, runoff generation, and routing." Water Resources Research. 46, W07509, doi:10.1029/2009WR008568.
  11. Pavlovic, S.A. and G.E. Moglen, (2010). Authors' Response to T.S.W. Wong's Discussion of "Discretization Issues in Travel Time Calculation." Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, 15(4): 320-321.
  12. Moglen, G.E., (2009). Discussion of "Is Denser Greener? An evaluation of higher density development as an urban stormwater-quality best management practice." Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 45(6): 1536-1538, DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2009.00381.x.
  13. Moglen, G.E., (2009). "Hydrology and Impervious Areas." Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, 14(4): 303-304.
  14. Mejia, A.I. and G.E. Moglen, (2009). "Spatial Patterns of Urban Development from Optimization of Flood Peaks and Imperviousness-Based Measures." Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, 14(4): 416-424.
  15. Nelson, K.C., M.A. Palmer, J.E. Pizzuto, G.E. Moglen, P.L. Angermeier, R.H. Hilderbrand, M. Dettinger, and K. Hayhoe, (2009). "Forecasting the combined effects of urbanization and climate change on stream ecosystems: from impacts to management options." Journal of Applied Ecology, 46:154-163, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2008.01599.x. February 2009.
  16. Hejazi, M.I., and G.E. Moglen, (2008). "The Effects of Climate and Land Use Change on Flow Duration in the Maryland Piedmont Region." Hydrological Processes doi: 10.1002/hyp.7080.
  17. Shivers, D.E., and G.E. Moglen, (2008). "Spurious Correlation in the USEPA Rating Curve Method for Estimating Pollutant Loads." Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, 134(8): 610-618.
  18. Pavlovic, S.A. and G.E. Moglen, (2008). "Discretization Issues in Travel Time Calculation." Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, 13(2): 71-79.
  19. Gross, E.J. and G.E. Moglen, (2007). "Estimating the Hydrological Influence of Maryland State Dams using GIS and the HEC-1 Model." Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, 12(6): 690-693.
  20. Lewicki, M, J.E. Pizzuto, G.E. Moglen, N.E. Allmendinger, (2007) "A Watershed Scale Numerical Model of the Impact of Land Use Change on Bed Material Transport in Suburban Maryland" Water Resources Research 43, W07424, doi:10.1029/2006WR004959.
  21. Allmendinger, N.E., J.E. Pizzuto, G.E. Moglen, and M. Lewicki, (2007). "A Sediment Budget for an Urbanizing Watershed." Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 43(6): 1483-1498
  22. Moglen, G.E. and S. Kim, (2007). "Limiting imperviousness: Are threshold-based policies a good idea?" Journal of the American Planning Association, 73(2): 161-171.
  23. Moglen, G.E. and D.E. Shivers, (2006). "Methods for Adjusting U.S. Geological Survey Rural Regression Peak Discharges in an Urban Setting" U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5270, 55p.
  24. Hejazi, M.I., and G.E. Moglen, (2006). "Regression-Based Approach to Low flow Prediction in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the U.S. under Joint Climate and Land Use Change." Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.6374
  25. Gabriel, S.A., J. Faria, and G.E. Moglen, (2006). "A Multiobjective Optimization Approach to Smart Growth in Land Development." Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 40: 212-248.
  26. Moglen, G.E., S.A. Gabriel, J.A. Faria, (2003). "A Framework for Quantitative Smart Growth in Land Development." Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 39(4): 947-959.
  27. Beighley, R.E. and G.E. Moglen, (2003). "Adjusting Measured Peak Discharges from an Urbanizing Watershed to Reflect a Stationary Land Use Signal." Water Resources Research, 39(4), doi:10.1029/2002WR001846.
  28. Nilsson, C., J.E. Pizzuto, G.E. Moglen, M.A. Palmer, E.H. Stanley, N.E. Bockstael, and L.C. Thompson, (2003). "Ecological Forecasting and Urbanizing Streams: Challenges for Economists, Hydrologists, Geomorphologists, and Ecologists." Ecosystems, 2003(6): 659-674, doi:10.1007/s10021-002-0217-2.
  29. Benda, L.E., N.L. Poff, C. Tague, M.A. Palmer, J.E. Pizzuto, S. Cooper, E.H. Stanley, G.E. Moglen, (2002). "How to Avoid Train Wrecks when Using Science in Environmental Problem Solving." BioScience, 52(12): 1127-1136.
  30. Moglen, G.E. and R.E. Beighley, (2002). "Spatially Explicit Hydrologic Modeling of Land Use Change." Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 38(1): 241-253.
  31. Beighley, R.E. and G.E. Moglen, (2002). "Trend Assessment in Rainfall-Runoff Behavior in Urbanizing Watersheds." Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, 7(1): 27-34.
  32. Moglen, G.E. and G.L. Hartman, (2001). "Resolution Effects on Hydrologic Modeling Parameters and Peak Discharge." Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, 6(6): 490-497.
  33. Moglen, G.E., 2000. "Effects of Orientation of Spatially Distributed Curve Numbers in Runoff Calculations." Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 36(6): 1391-1400.
  34. Moglen, G.E., 2000. "Urbanization, Stream Buffers, and Stewardship in Maryland." Watershed Protection Techniques, 3(2): 676-680.
  35. Moglen, G.E. and R.E. Beighley, 2000. "Using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to determine the extent of gaged streams in a region." Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, 5(2): 190-196.
  36. Veneziano, D., G.E. Moglen, P. Furcolo, and V. Iacobellis, 2000. "Stochastic Model of the Width Function." Water Resources Research, 36(4): 1143-1157.
  37. Moglen, G.E. and M.J. Casey, 1998. "A Perspective on the Use of GIS in Hydrologic and Environmental Analysis in Maryland." Infrastructure, 3(4): 15-25.
  38. Moglen, G.E., E.A.B. Eltahir, and R.L. Bras, 1998. "On the Sensitivity of Drainage Density to Climate Change." Water Resources Research, 34(4): 855-862.
  39. Finnerty, B., M. Smith, D.J. Seo, V. Koren, and G.E. Moglen, 1997. "Space-Time Scale Sensitivity of the Sacramento Model to Radar-Gage Precipitation Inputs." Journal of Hydrology, 203(1-4): 21-38.
  40. McCuen, R.H., L.C. Conley, and G.E. Moglen, 1996. "A Multicriterion Philosophy for Storm-Water Infrastructure." Infrastructure, 1(2): 42-49.
  41. Moglen, G.E. and R.L. Bras, 1995. "Effect of Spatial Heterogeneities on Geomorphic Expression in a Model of Basin Evolution." Water Resources Research, 31(10): 2613-2623.
  42. Veneziano, D., G.E. Moglen, and R.L. Bras, 1995. "Multifractal Analysis: Pitfalls of Standard Procedures and Alternatives." Physical Review E, 52(2): 1387-1398.
  43. Moglen, G.E. and R.L. Bras, 1995. "The Importance of Spatially Heterogeneous Erosivity and the Cumulative Area Distribution." Geomorphology, 12(3): 173-185.
  44. Ijjasz-Vasquez, E.J., R.L. Bras and G.E. Moglen, 1992. "Sensitivity of a Basin Evolution Model to the Nature of Runoff Production and Initial Conditions." Water Resources Research, 28(10): 2733-2742.
  45. Julien, P.Y. and G.E. Moglen, 1990. "Similarity and Length Scale for Spatially Varied Overland Flow." Water Resources Research, 26(8): 1819-1832.
  46. Moglen, G.E. and R.H. McCuen, 1990. "Economic Framework for Flood and Sediment Control with Detention Basins." Water Resources Bulletin, 26(1): 145-156.
  47. Moglen, G.E. and R.H. McCuen, 1988. "Effects of Detention Basins on In-Stream Sediment Movement." Journal of Hydrology, 104: 129-139.
  48. McCuen, R.H. and G.E. Moglen, 1988. "Multicriterion Stormwater Management Methods." Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management Division, ASCE, 114(4):414-431.
by Glenn Moglen
Last Modified July 25, 2016