Water and the Environment


The Water and the Environment graduate program focuses on both fundamental and applied aspects of environmental systems and processes across a range of scales.  The Water and the Environment program offers unique opportunities for students to participate actively in the research, analysis, and design aspects of real-world problems. Within Water and the Environment, there are three areas of specialization: Environmental Engineering and Science (EES), Hydraulics, Hydrology, and Water Resources (HWR), and Sustainable Water Development (SWD).  Click on each link below to learn about each focus area.

Environmental Engineering Science

Provides comprehensive course work and research in the areas of air- and water-quality management, environmental chemistry and microbiology, natural systems modeling, processes for water supply, pollution control, and solid and hazardous waste management.

Hydraulics and Water Resources

Curriculum, in association with world-renowned research institute IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering, provides opportunities in laboratory and field-scale experimentation as well as mathematical modeling with IIHR’s high-speed computer facilities.

Sustainable Water Development

Training interdisciplinary professional engineers, researchers, educators, and more to meet water resource challenges of communities most in need. Community service and professional development complement innovative research at food, energy, water nexus.

Ready to Apply?

Interested in applying to our Graduate Program?