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Ben Lord is a Research Environmental Engineer at RTI International, a nonprofit research institute based in North Carolina. He develops and applies watershed-scale hydrologic models to explore the interaction of freshwater and built systems in the face of climate change and other human-driven impacts, including land use change and demand management. He has a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Engineering from North Carolina State University; a Masters of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Davis; and is a registered Professional Engineer.
Ben grew up playing in the woods and streams of the Carolinas and is deeply passionate about ensuring robust natural systems for the future in a rapidly-changing world. When he's not thinking about water, Ben can be found playing music, exploring the Upstate via hiking or biking, or cooking food.