Water Resources Engineering

Water Resources Engineering

Developing and Applying Advanced Analytical, Computational and Experimental Methods to Study Water in Natural and Engineered Systems

The research in the UC Davis Water Resources Engineering (WRE) Group encompasses a broad range of subjects,including hydrology, hydraulics, contaminant transport, atmospheric flows, and systems analysis, through a combination of numerical, laboratory, and field experiments. Specific topics include: impacts of climate change and contaminant transport in rivers, estuaries, and seas (both deterministic and stochastic); colloid and nanoparticle fate in soils; transport in porous, heterogeneous media; biochar engineering; land-water-atmosphere interactions and evapotranspiration; autonomous underwater vehicles; aquatic chemistry and ecosystems; turbulence modeling for complex shear flows; sediment transport; vortex shedding and its control; industrial aerodynamics; multiphase flows; water resources planning and management. Faculty members of the WRE Group direct the Jaime Amorocho Hydraulics Laboratory (JAHL); the Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC); and the Center for Watershed Sciences. The WRE Group leads research on Lake Tahoe, on the Delta of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Rivers, the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Coast.

Water Resouces Engineering Faculty


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Jay Lund

Position Title
Professor
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S. Geoffrey Schladow

Position Title
Professor & Director of the Tahoe Environmental Research Center