Carly Hansen

Carly Hansen is an engineer in the Water Resources Science and Engineering Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory where she focuses on the interface of regulated and natural water systems. She received her PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Utah where she used a variety of remote sensing, statistical analyses, and hydroinformatics tools to evaluate trends and driving factors relevant to short-term monitoring of algal blooms. While at ORNL, she has explored water resources challenges ranging from water quality and connections to surface hydrology, limnological processes and climate drivers, urban water use and systems thinking. She has experience in working with diverse water and spatial data to determine patterns and relationships within complex systems that involve both physical processes and human decision making.