Mengistu Geza

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Colorado School of Mines
    Golden, CO 80401


  • Ph.D. Biosystems Engineering. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.
  • M.S. Water Resources Engineering, University of Karlsruhe, Germany.
  • B.S. Agricultural Engineering, Alemaya University of Agriculture, Ethiopia.


  • Watershed scale surface water hydrology and contaminant transport modeling
  • Groundwater hydrology and contaminant transport modeling
  • Application of Optimization methods: water resources, water treatment systems
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Sediment transport


  • Geza, M., Barfield, B.J, Huhnke, R.L., Art Stoecker, Storm D.E, Stevens, E.W. 2009. Comparison of Targeted Land Use Change and Vegetative Filter Strips for Sediment Control and Cost Effectiveness. ASCE, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 135, No. 5.
  • Geza M., Poeter E.P. and McCray J.E. 2009. Hydrologic-Model Parameter Selection and Estimation for a Small Mountain Watershed. Journal of Hydrology 376 (2009) 170181
  • Geza, M. and J.E. McCray. 2008. Effects of soil data resolution on SWAT model stream flow and water quality predictions. Journal of Environmental Management, 88(3): 393-406.
  • Geza M., McCray J.E., and Murray K.E. 2010. Model Evaluation of Potential Impacts of On-Site Wastewater Systems on Phosphorus in Turkey Creek Watershed, J. Environ. Qual.Vol. 39 No. 5, p. 1636-1646
  • Geza M., Murray K.E. and McCray J.E. 2010. Watershed Scale Impacts of Nitrogen from Onsite Wastewater Systems: Parameter Sensitivity and Model Calibration, ASCE's Journal of Environmental Engineering Vol.136, No.9.
  • Geza M., McCray J.E. and Lowe, K.S. 2009. Development of Multiple Hydraulic Zones during Steady Unsaturated Wastewater Flow through Sandy Soils, Water Resources Research (in review).
  • Geza, M. McCray, J.E., Lowe, K.S. 2009. A Simple Tool for Predicting Nitrogen Flux in Soil Treatment Units (STUMOD) (in review for Water Environment Research).