Kristina Cydzik

Kristina Cydzik, P.E., LEED AP

Senior Managing Consultant

Manager of California Operations

Ms. Kristina Cydzik specializes in investigating a broad range of problems related to water. She has significant experience identifying ways to mitigate natural hazards, assessing the root causes of water-related incidents, and developing strategic plans for water and land management. She conducts studies of water diversion, land use change, flooding, alluvial fan flooding, erosion, water availability, post-fire watershed impacts, debris flows, water allocation, and water consumption.

She also investigates the failure of infrastructure, including dams, debris basins, and flood control channels. In international and domestic contexts, Ms. Cydzik works with stakeholder groups and facilitates and mediates discussions to identify strategies for managing water resources problems. She has particular experience evaluating the hydrology of arid and semi-arid regions all over the world, including the Southwestern United States and the Middle East.


  • Evaluating Sediment Dynamics in Waterways, Proceedings, 10th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, October 2021
  • Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence: Observations from a Post-earthquake Reconnaissance, White Paper, December 2019
  • Loss and Recovery of the Garden of Eden: A Decade of Planning for Sustainable Restoration and Conservation of the Landscape and Environment of the Mesopotamian Marshes of Southern Iraq., International Federal of Landscape Architects, 53rd IFLA World Congress, April 2016
  • Wildland Fire Ash and Particulate Distribution in Adjacent Residential Areas, Int. J. Wildland Fire , August 2013
  • Post-Fire Watershed Response Following the 2009 Station Fire in Southern California, USA, Proceedings, World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, May 2011
  • Reconnaissance following the May 12, 2008 M7.9 Wenchuan Earthquake, Sichuan, China, Abstract, World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, May 2011
  • Storm surge study of the Hawaiian Islands using the EST method, Proceedings, World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, May 2011
  • A case study of the fire-flood sequence in Southern California, Wildland Fire Litigation Conference, April 2011
  • Natural hazard public policy implications of the May 12, 2008 M7.9 Wenchuan earthquake, Sichuan, China, American Geophysical Union 2009 Fall Meeting , December 2009
  • Numerical modeling to support floodplain mapping in coastal areas, American Geophysical Union 2009 Fall Meeting, December 2009
  • Modeling postfire response and recovery using the Hydrologic Engineering Center Hyrdogolic Modeling System (HEC-HMS), JAWRA, January 2009
  • Careers in water resources engineering, Presentation to the UCLA Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering CEE 157L - Hydrologic Analysis and Design, March 2009
  • See CV for further publications

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