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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 Requirements

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.

Participating Faculty

  • Douglas J. Daley; djdaley@esf.edu
    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; te@esf.edu
    water resources engineering, ecological engineering, stream restoration, urban watersheds, lesser-developed countries
  • Charles N. Kroll; cnkroll@esf.edu
    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; sbshaw@esf.edu
    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


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Only currently registered students appear—new student names are added at the start of the academic year.

Reza Abdi

Reza Abdi

reabdi@syr.edu
Water Resources Engineering
Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Endreny
Undergraduate Institute: Urmia University

Links
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Home Page
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Brenden Covert

bhcovert@syr.edu
Water Resources Engineering
Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Kroll

Graduate Research Topic
I am working with i-Tree Hydro, and urban hydrology model. I am looking at batch processing in i-Tree Hydro for roughly 1200 Block Groups in the Bronx County NY. A sensitivity analysis of the output will then be preformed.

Favorite Quote
If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good. - Dr. Seuss



Casey Halton

Casey Halton

crwesley@syr.edu
Water Resources Engineering
Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Shaw
Undergraduate Institute: SUNY College New Paltz (Geochemistry)

Publications

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.

Favorite Quote
Never let your fear decide your fate.

LinkedIn
Casey Halton - LinkedIn Profile

Presentations



James Kruegler

James Kruegler

jwkruegl@syr.edu
Water Resources Engineering
Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Endreny
Undergraduate Institute: Suny College at Geneseo (Geological Sciences)


Job Noel

jnoel02@syr.edu
Water Resources Engineering
Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Shaw


Ge Pu

Ge Pu

gpu100@syr.edu
Water Resources Engineering
Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Quackenbush
Undergraduate Institute: Drexel University (Environmental Engine)

Previous Graduate Study: Drexel University (Environmental Engine)

Personal Statement
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.

Home Page
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Previous Lab Affiliation
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Research Interests
Remote Sensing Technology, Sustainable Water Resource Development, Climate Resilience, Green Infrastructure Monitoring and Modeling, Renewable Energy and Development

Favorite Quote
".....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

Past Presentations

- 2017 Google Earth Engine User Summit. Moutain View, CA. [oral presentation]

- 2017 NYWEA Spring Technical Conference and Exhibition. Rochester, NY. [oral presentation]

- 2017 SUNY-ESF Spotlight on Student Research. Syracuse, NY. [poster presentation]

- 2017 GIS/SIG. Rochester, NY. [oral presentation]

- 2017 ASPRS IGTF 2017. Baltimore, MD. [oral presentation]

- 2015 American Water Resource Association (AWRA) Summer Specialty Conference: Climate Change Adaptation. New Orleans, LA. [oral presentation]

- 2015 American Physics Society March Meeting. Baltimore, MD. [poster presentation]

- 2015 8th Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges for the Global Science. Philadelphia, PA. [oral presentation]

- 2014 AWRA Philadelphia Metropolitan Section Scholarship Poster Scholarship Competition. Philadelphia, PA. [poster presentation]

- 2014 EWRI World Environment & Water Resources Congress. Portland, OR. [poster presentation] (See Poster #974)



XIAOWEN ZHANG

xzhan149@syr.edu
Water Resources Engineering
Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Shaw