Environmental & Water Resource Systems
Under the study area of Environmental Engineering there are there possible areas of concentration; Environmental Processes, Environmental & Water Resources Systems Engineering and Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology. It should be noted that some of the design projects described are often collaborative and students from more than one concentration are involved. One example of this collaborative effort is the AguaClara project that is described under Environmental Processes.
Research and instruction in this area address the development and application of scientific principles, economic theory and mathematical techniques to the management and planning of public infrastructure, and environmental and water resource systems. Research projects include evaluation of engineering projects, groundwater contaminant modeling and remediation optimization, statistical analysis of hydrologic processes, hydropower systems optimization, water supply systems management, water quality planning, risk analysis, river basin and groundwater systems planning and operation, ecological systems management, sustainable development, and computer graphics-oriented decision support systems.
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