G. Mathias (Matt) Kondolf


Is a fluvial geomorphologist and environmental planner, specializing in environmental river management and restoration.


As Professor of Environmental Planning at the UC Berkeley, he teaches courses in hydrology, river restoration, and environmental science.


His research concerns human-river interactions broadly, with emphasis on management of flood-prone lands, sediment management in reservoirs and regulated river channels, and river restoration.  Current research includes the Lower Colorado, Sacramento, Trinity, and Klamath Rivers of California/Oregon; the Apalachicola River, Florida; and the Lower Mekong River, Laos/Cambodia/Vietnam.  He has provided expert testimony before the US Congress, the California legislature, California Water Resources Control Board, the International Court of Justice (the Hague), and in various legal proceedings in the US.


Recipient of two Fulbright awards, the Merit Award from the Council of Educators of Landscape Architecture, and a fellow of the Landscape Architecture Foundation, he was appointed as Clarke Scholar at the Institute for Water Resources in Washington, to two National Academy of Science panels, the Calfed Ecosystem Restoration Science Board, and the Environmental Advisory Board to the Chief of the US Army Corps of Engineers.


Author of over 100 papers in international scientific journals and books, his book Tools in Fluvial Geomorphology (John Wiley & Sons) is a reference in the field, with the 2nd edition forthcoming in 2014.