Water Resources Engineering
M.P.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Water Resources Engineering addresses the analysis, prediction and design of water resource systems.
Emphasis is placed on applying engineering techniques to reduce impacts on human and natural systems. Students pursue solutions to water resources problems, in recognition of environmental, economic, legal, social and managerial constraints. The department has computing facilities, field sites, and a fluids laboratory with a tilting sediment recirculating flume and river geomorphology table to support research activities. The program takes advantage of departmental expertise in GIS and remote sensing to address problems at a variety of scales. Analytic techniques typically blend a combination of statistics, numerical analyses, and computer science.
Program prerequisite or co-requisite courses include at least one semester of study in fluid mechanics, computing methods, and engineering hydrology.
Program mastery courses beyond the departmental requirement include at least one course (3+ credit hours) in each of these areas of competence: 1) Physical Hydrology; 2) Computational Modeling; and 3) Water Quality.
- Douglas J. Daley; firstname.lastname@example.org
water resources, solid and hazardous waste management, ecological engineering, environmental restoration, phytoremediation, bioremediation, soil and water pollution, solid and hazardous waste management, environmental engineering
- Theodore A. Endreny; email@example.com
water resources engineering, ecological engineering, stream restoration, urban watersheds, lesser-developed countries
- Charles N. Kroll; firstname.lastname@example.org
stochastic and deterministic hydrology, environmental modeling, water resource systems engineering, ecological engineering, urban forestry, drought assessment, environmental systems engineering, stochastic and deterministic modeling, risk assessment, coupled human and natural systems
- Stephen B. Shaw; email@example.com
hydroclimatology, water resources engineering, ecohydrology in a changing climate, water resources, climate change, hydrology, systems modeling, stormwater management
Current Graduate Students in Water Resources Engineering
Only currently registered students appearnew student names are added at the start of the academic year.
- Hydrogeochemistry of the Catskill Mountains of New York
- Identification of Ombrotrophic Bogs in the Catskill Mountains, NY by Geochemical and Isotopic Methods
Graduate Research Topic
I am currently assessing the practicality of terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) for evaluating short and long term changes in stream morphology and sediment loads. I am comparing TLS data collected in Oneida Creek and in McKinley Hollow (Catskill Mountains, New York) to LiDAR data as well as orthoimagery and digitized historical aerial imagery dating back as far as the 1930s.
Never let your fear decide your fate.
Casey Halton - LinkedIn Profile
Previous Graduate Study: Drexel University (Environmental Engine)
I am interested in solving problems associated with water resources and climate change. During my undergraduate and master's, I got tremendous amount of exposure in modeling and monitoring green infrastructures and stormwater management. At ESF, my research focus on the overlap between remote sensing and water resources. My long term goal is to develop spatial analysis tools for solving water resource problems in a changing climate.
Previous Lab Affiliation
Remote Sensing Technology, Sustainable Water Resource Development, Climate Resilience, Green Infrastructure Monitoring and Modeling, Renewable Energy and Development
".....We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard......" -----John F. Kennedy
- 2017 SUNY-ESF Spotlight on Student Research. Syracuse, NY. [poster presentation]- 2014 AWRA Philadelphia Metropolitan Section Scholarship Poster Scholarship Competition. Philadelphia, PA. [poster presentation]