Gerald J Kauffman

Water Resources Agency

Phone: (302) 831-4929


Office: 261 Academy Street

Journalists: Andrea Boyle Tippett (UD Media Relations) can assist with interview requests for this expert. 302-831-1421,
  • Directs UD's Water Resources Agency.
  • Work focuses on drinking water: water supply, water quality, policy, handling droughts and floods. Kauffman is skilled in watershed planning and management.
  • Can discuss environmental policy, infrastructure, greenway planning and trail planning.
  • Kauffman is the State of Delaware's first Water Coordinator. He and the staff of Water Resources Agency work with local, state and regional governments in Delaware, the Delaware Valley and along the Eastern Seaboard, providing water resources planning and policy assistance.

Curriculum Vitae:

Project Director, Water Resources Agency, Institute for Public Administration
Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Assistant Professor, School Public Policy and Administration

In The News:
Mt. Cuba, UD researchers partner to study stream health (News Journal)
Develop plan for river basin (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Study: Conservation in Delaware basin worth $8B annually (Times Herald-Record (Middletown, New York))
Report: Barnegat Bay worth $2 billion to $4 billion annually (Asbury Park Press)
Researcher values Delaware Estuary at $10 Billion or more (KYW Newsradio)

UDaily Articles:
In economic drought, impact study shows Delaware Estuary is major asset
IPA's Kauffman receives conservation award from Delaware Nature Society
Delaware basin 'showing improvement, but still needs work'
UD issues report card on White Clay Creek sustainability

watersheds, environment, drinking water, water supply, water quality, water