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Resilient Water Resources

Students testing the river water quality

This research area focuses on improving our understanding and management of water resources through the use of systems engineering methodologies and sustainable water management practices. We combine field studies, lab work, and computational models to help ensure a clean and reliable water supply now and in the future. 

Areas of interest

  • Artificial Intelligence for Water Systems
  • Hydrologic and Water Quality Modeling 
  • Watershed Management 
  • Stormwater Management  
  • Earth Systems Modeling  
  • Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation 
  • Nonpoint Source Pollution 
  • Hydraulic Modeling and Analysis


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    Feras Batarseh , bio

    Associate Professor: Artificial Intelligence Assurance, Intelligent Water Systems, Cyberbiosecurity, Context and Causality, AI for Agricultural Policy

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    Brian Benham , bio

    Professor and Extension Specialist: Watershed management, nonpoint source pollution assessment and control, household drinking water quality

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    Jonathan Czuba, P.E. , bio

    Assistant Professor: River and floodplain processes and restoration; sediment transport; ecohydraulics and ecomorphodynamics

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    Zachary Easton , bio

    Professor and Extension Specialist: Hydrology and water quality, best management practices, modeling

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    W. Cully Hession, P.E. , bio

    Professor and Graduate Program Director: Ecological engineering, influence of human activities on streams, stream channel & floodplain interactions, techniques for measuring and improving in-stream habitat, and development of technologies and strategies for successful stream restoration

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    Leigh-Anne Krometis , bio

    Associate Professor and Turner Faculty Fellow: Public health; waterborne disease; stormwater management

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    David Sample, P.E. , bio

    Professor and Extension Specialist: Urban stormwater management, watershed modeling, and design of best management practices

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    Durelle Scott , bio

    Associate Professor and Assistant Department Head for Undergraduate Studies: Material fate and transport through streams and wetlands

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    Venkat Sridhar, P.E. , bio

    Associate Professor: Earth systems modeling, climate impacts on hydrology and water resources, evapotranspiration, land-atmosphere interaction

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    Tess Wynn Thompson , bio

    Associate Professor: Ecological engineering; stream and wetlands restoration; urban stormwater management