Emily Berglund

Associate Professor

Dr. Emily Zechman Berglund* joined the North Carolina State University Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering in July 2011. She graduated with her B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering at the University of Kentucky. She is a proud graduate of North Carolina State University, where she earned her Ph.D. in 2005.

Dr. Berglund teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in water resources engineering, hydrology, and systems analysis for civil engineering. She received Best Research-Oriented Paper Awards in 2010 and 2011 for her publications in the ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management.

*Formerly, Emily Michelle Zechman

Education

Ph.D. 2005

Civil Engineering

North Carolina State University

M.S.

Civil Engineering

University of Kentucky

B.S.

Civil Engineering

University of Kentucky

Research Description

Dr. Berglund's research interests are in the development of new computational methodologies to explore the influence of feedbacks among social and infrastructure systems. Her research creates new socio-technical models by integrating Complex Adaptive Systems modeling approaches with engineering models to simulate feedback mechanisms and adaptive behaviors among consumers, infrastructure, and environmental systems. New Evolutionary Algorithm-based approaches are coupled with socio-technical models to identify optimal adaptive strategies for managing sustainability, security, and resilience of complex infrastructure and water resources systems. Specifically, she is exploring the sustainability of urban water supply and protection of human health in water contamination incidents. Dr. Berglund specializes in water management; water reclamation and conservation; water security; complex adaptive systems; agent-based modeling; evolutionary computation; human behavior; and social dimensions.

Publications

Allocating countermeasures to defend water distribution systems against terrorist attack
Monroe, Jacob and Ramsey, Elizabeth and Berglund, Emily (2018), RELIABILITY ENGINEERING & SYSTEM SAFETY, 179(), 37-51.
Toward effective adoption of secure software development practices
Al-Amin, S. and Ajmeri, N. and Du, H. Y. and Berglund, E. Z. and Singh, M. P. (2018), Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 85(), 33-46.
An agent-based modeling framework for assessing the public health protection of water advisories
Shafiee, M. E. and Berglund, E. Z. and Lindell, M. K. (2018), Water Resources Management, 32(6), 2033-2059.
An integrated approach to place Green Infrastructure strategies in marginalized communities and evaluate stormwater mitigation
Garcia-Cuerva, L. and Berglund, E. Z. and Rivers, L. (2018), Journal of Hydrology, 559(), 648-660.
Agent-based modeling to simulate the dynamics of urban water supply: Climate, population growth, and water shortages
Ali, A. M. and Shafiee, M. E. and Berglund, E. Z. (2017), Sustainable Cities and Society, 28(), 420-434.
Complex adaptive systems framework to simulate the performance of hydrant flushing rules and broadcasts during a water distribution system contamination event
Shafiee, M. E. and Berglund, E. Z. (2017), Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 143(4), .
Optimization framework to identify demand reduction strategies for shared groundwater resources
Al-Amin, S. and Berglund, E. Z. (2017), World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2017: Watershed Management, Irrigation and Drainage, and Water Resources Planning and Management, (), 669-676.
Synthesis of public water supply use in the United States: Spatio-temporal patterns and socio-economic controls
Sankarasubramanian, A. and Sabo, J. L. and Larson, K. L. and Seo, S. B. and Sinha, T. and Bhowmik, R. and Vidal, A. R. and Kunkel, K. and Mahinthakumar, G. and Berglund, E. Z. and Kominoski, J. (2017), Earths Future, 5(7), 771-788.
An empirical agent-based model to simulate the adoption of water reuse using the social amplification of risk framework
Kandiah, V. and Binder, A. R. and Berglund, E. Z. (2017), Risk Analysis, 37(10), 2005-2022.
Agent-based modeling and evolutionary computation for disseminating public advisories about hazardous material emergencies
Shafiee, M. E. and Berglund, E. Z. (2016), Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 57(), 12-25.
Cellular automata modeling framework for urban water reuse planning and management
Kandiah, V. K. and Berglund, E. Z. and Binder, A. R. (2016), Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 142(12), .
Coupling agent-based and groundwater modeling to explore demand management strategies for shared resources
Al-Amin, S. and Berglund, E. Z. and Mahinthakumar, K. (2016), World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2016: Watershed Management, Irrigation and Drainage, and Water Resources Planning and Management, (), 141-150.
Exploring strategies for LID implementation in marginalized communities and urbanizing watersheds
Garcia-Cuerva, L. and Berglund, E. Z. and Rivers, L. (2016), Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater and Urban Watershed Symposium, (), 41-50.
Parallel evolutionary algorithm for designing water distribution networks to minimize background leakage
Shafiee, M. E. and Berglund, A. and Berglund, E. Z. and Brill, E. D. and Mahinthakumar, G. (2016), Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 142(5), .
Public perceptions of water shortages, conservation behaviors, and support for water reuse in the US
Garcia-Cuerva, L. and Berglund, E. Z. and Binder, A. R. (2016), Resources Conservation and Recycling, 113(), 106-115.
Complex adaptive modeling framework for evaluating adaptive demand management for urban water resources sustainability
Giacomoni, M. H. and Berglund, E. Z. (2015), Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 141(11), .
Exploring tradeoffs in demand- side and supply- side management of urban water resources using agent- based modeling and evolutionary computation
Kanta, L. and Berglund, E. Z. (2015), Systems, 3(4), 287-308.
Real-time guidance for hydrant flushing using sensor-hydrant decision trees
Shafiee, M. E. and Berglund, E. Z. (2015), Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 141(6), .
Using agent-based modeling for water resources planning and management
Berglund, E. Z. (2015), Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 141(11), .

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Grants

National Priorities: Transdisciplinary Research into Detecting and Controlling Lead in Drinking Water
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)(4/01/18 - 3/31/21)
Modeling Approaches for Predicting Water Lead Risks in Underserved Communities
Spring Point Partners LLC(8/29/17 - 12/31/18)
LAS D05 Berglund Task 5.5 Advanced Concepts
Laboratory for Analytic Sciences(3/24/15 - 12/31/15)
National Center of Sustainable Water Infrastructure Modeling
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)(9/01/16 - 8/31/21)
A Research Network on Water Solutions (ReNeWS): the U.S. Southeast and Beyond
NCSU Research and Innovation Seed Funding Program(1/01/15 - 12/31/15)
LAS DO3 Task Order 2.8 Analytic Workflow - Berglund
Laboratory for Analytic Sciences(5/31/14 - 5/15/15)
DO 2 Task 3.7 - Berglund
Laboratory for Analytic Sciences(9/13/13 - 12/31/14)
An Agent-based Modeling Approach to Integrate Social Dimensions and Infrastructure Management for Urban Water Reuse
National Science Foundation (NSF)(9/01/12 - 8/31/15)
WSC - Category 3: Collaborative Research: Water Sustainability under Near-term Climate Change : A Cross-Regional Analysis Incorporating Socio-Ecological Feedbacks and Adaptations
National Science Foundation (NSF)(9/01/12 - 8/31/18)
An Integrated Framework for Assessing the Dynamics of Population Growth, Land Use and Climate Change for Urban Water Resources Management
NCSU Water Resources Research Institute(3/01/12 - 2/28/14)