PhD candidate
University of Victoria | Global Institute for Water Security
github | twitter | xanderhuggins@uvic.ca or xander.huggins@gmail.com

Research interests

Groundwater hydrology, human-water systems, sustainability science.

Contributions

Publications

Huggins, X., Gleeson, T., Kummu, M., Zipper, S.C., Troy, T.J., Wada, Y., Famiglietti, J. (2022). Hotspots for social and ecological impacts from freshwater stress and storage loss. Nature Communications 13, 439. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-28029-w. [link to paper] See also: associated code and data.

Diggle, R., Tait, D., Maher, D., Huggins, X., Santos, I. (2019). The role of porewater exchange as a driver of CO2 flux to the atmosphere in a temperate estuary (Squamish, Canada). Environmental Earth Sciences, 78, 1-13 [link to paper]

Huggins, X. Gleeson, T., Eckstrand, H., Kerr, B. (2018). Streamflow Depletion Modeling: Methods for an Adaptable and Conjunctive Water Management Decision Support Tool. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 54, 1-15. [link to paper]

Book/Report Chapters

Gleeson, T., Huggins, X., Connor, R., Arrojo-Agudo, P., Vázquez Suñé, E. (2022). Groundwater and Ecosystems, Chapter 6 of UNESCO Water Development Report 2022: “Groundwater: Making the invisible visible”. [link to chapter][link to report]

In review

Mohan, C., Gleeson, T., Famiglietti, J., Virkki, V., Kummu, M., Porkka, M., Wang-Erlandsson, L., Huggins, X., Gerten, D., Jahnig, S. (2022) Poor correlation between large-scale environmental flow violations and freshwater biodiversity: implications for water resource management and the water planetary boundary. In review at HESS. [link to preprint]

Huggins, X. Gleeson, T., Castilla-Rho, J.C., Holley, C., Re, V., Famiglietti, J.S. (2022). Groundwater in complex adaptive social-ecological systems. In review at Groundwater. [link to preprint]

In preparation

as lead author. A curated, interdisciplinary database for a global social-ecological system: a new resource for wicked groundwater sustainability challenges.

as contributing author. Applying global knowledge of 21st century groundwater science and regulation: lessons, challenges and opportunities in British Columbia, Canada.

as contributing author. Groundwatersheds reveal potential impact on protected areas through lateral flow

Conference presentations

Huggins, X. Gleeson, T., Eckstrand, H., Kerr, B. (2018). Streamflow Depletion Modeling: Methods for an Adaptable and Conjunctive Water Management Decision Support Tool. Oral presentation at the Canadian Water Resources Association Annual Conference. Victoria, BC.

Huggins, X., Gleeson, T., Zipper, S.C., Troy, T.J., Wada, Y., Famiglietti, J.S. (2019). Human dimensions of changing global freshwater availability. Oral presentation at the American Geophysical Union 2019 Fall Meeting. San Franciso, USA.

Huggins, X., Gleeson, T., Kummu, M., Zipper, S.C., Troy, T.J., Wada, Y., Famiglietti, J. (2020). Sustainability hotspots of changing global freshwater availability. Invited lighting talk at the American Geophysical Union 2020 Fall Meeting. Online.

Gleeson, T., Huggins, X., Froese, T. (2021). Teaching human- and sustainability-centered design: A civil engineering design spine supported by sustainability muscles and a heart of anti-racism, equity, diversity and inclusion. Oral presentation (pre-recorded) for Let’s Talk about Teaching.

Huggins, X., Gleeson, T., Famiglietti, J. (2021). An open-access interdisciplinary database to facilitate data science on cross-cutting global groundwater sustainability challenges. Oral presentation at the Delft International Conference on Sociohydrology.

Invited seminar presentations/lectures

Community invovlement, outreach & science communication

Fellowships/positions

Peer review activity

Scholarhips/awards/recognition

Teaching Assistance

Education

2019 - est.2024 Doctor of Philosophy, University of Victoria

2013 - 2018 Bachelor of Water Resources Engineering with Distinction, University of Guelph

Computing skillset