Hydrology and Water Resources
The Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, established in 1966, was the first department in the nation dedicated solely to the science of water and is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as the top program in the nation in this field. For over 40 years, HWR has trained and educated hydrologists and water resources professionals who now work around the globe, and it remains an international leader in both undergraduate and graduate education and research. Faculty and students are engaged in cutting-edge research in a wide range of topics, including contaminant fate and transport, ground-water hydrology and hydrogeology, vadose zone and geophysical methods, mathematical-statistical and numerical modeling, surface hydrology, precipitation-runoff and calibration modeling, flood forecasting, watershed scale elemental cycling, macroscale hydrology and water resources systems, remote sensing applications in hydrology, water quality and water chemistry, isotope geochemistry, geochemical modeling, paleohydrology and paleoflood hydrology, terrestrial-aquatic interaction, biogeochemistry and global change, hydroclimatology and hydrometeorology, and environmental risk and economic analysis. Our students do more than learn science–they help create it.
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