Steve Lipscomb spent 32 years as a hydraulic engineer and hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Idaho, Alaska, California, Virginia, and various international locations.
He earned a BS in Civil Engineering from California State University and an MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Idaho. From 1992 to 2002 he served as the Idaho Data Section Chief, overseeing the operation of a hydrologic monitoring network comprised of more than 200 streamgaging, 1400 groundwater, and 100 water quality monitoring stations. He authored or co-authored 14 USGS publications focused on hydraulic and hydrologic analyses of surface waters and sediment in Alaska and Idaho.
Steve served as the Director of the USGS Idaho Water Science Center from 2009 to 2011 and upon retirement in 2012 he founded Freeflow Water Resource Solutions LLC. Recent work has included projects in Idaho, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, and the West Bank.