Water resources engineers help ensure that the quality and quantity of water is adequate to maintain our lifestyle. They are also involved in the design, constructions, and maintenance of hydroelectric power facilities, canals, dams, pipelines, pumping stations, locks, and seaport facilities.
|Water Environment Federation & American Water Resources Association|
|Main Research Areas|
|Urban Water Engineering
The following are sub-diciplines of the Water Resources faculty:
Urban water systems
Urban water-energy-climate-ecology interactions Urban terrain characterization
Modeling, data analysis, and field observations are the research methods.
Nonpoint Source Pollution
Stormwater Best Management Practices
Modeling, Design, & Analysis of Urban Water Systems
Groundwater resource analysis Oil and gas resource analysis (sedimentary basin analysis) Subsurface multiphase, coupled thermal-hydrologic-mechanical-chemical modeling Relative permeability measurement and modeling Geothermal energy assessment and system modeling Hydrology of subsurface faults and fractures Subsurface CO2 sequestration, especially risk and uncertainty assessment
All research utilizes a ternary lab, field and computer simulation approach!