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Fekadu Moreda is a senior hydrological modeler specializing in developing and implementing hydrologic and hydraulic models of large and small watersheds. Fekadu has conducted extensive research and implemented a high-resolution distributed hydrologic model for the continental US. He has performed calibration and verification of models in dozens of basins using remotely sensed precipitation and observed soil moisture data. Prior to joining RTI in 2010, Fekadu served as a senior researcher for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, where he played a key role in developing the Hydrology Laboratory Research Distributed Hydrologic Model and transitioning the National Weather Service’s hydraulic models from FLOOD WAVE to the Hydrologic Engineering Center–River Analysis System.