Council on Hydrologic Systems Science
The Council on Hydrological Systems Science supports analyses and studies on water resources at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
- Diverse watersheds and instrumentation within NY State and throughout the world provide unique opportunities for understanding and quantifying the degradation and restoration of watershed resources and services.
- SUNY ESF employs a world-class faculty, having outstanding research facilities, offers interdisciplinary opportunities and hands-on experiences.
- Faculty, staff and students have the opportunity to interact with many governmental research and private organizations in regards to water related issues. Many of these organizations have employed students who have graduated from programs at SUNY ESF.
- SUNY ESF offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs related to watershed resources. Funding is available for talented students in all degree programs.
The Council on Hydrologic Systems Science conducts research and provides outreach on knowledge essential to the wise ecosystem use and sustained yield of appropriate quality water. The special focus of the Council is biogeohydrologic processes in natural forested systems, including relationships to water supply and waste-water treatment systems. This organized unit also deals with water dependent products of sustainable value in integrated water resource systems.
Having a strong interdisciplinary nature, this Council consists of faculty members from SUNY-ESF from the following academic units: Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry, Environmental and Forest Biology, Environmental Resources Engineering, Environmental Studies and Forest and Natural Resources Management. Through the Council, faculty members provide workshops, conferences, publications, consultation, and advising to municipalities, state and federal agencies, corporations, regional watershed advisory groups, technical committees, and professional organizations.
The Council and its members are committed to the development of programs related to water and watershed resources. The presence of the vast diversity of watersheds and instrumentation within the region provides a unique opportunity to understand and quantify the degradation and restoration of watershed resources and services.
ESF offers a variety of degree programs related to watershed resources and is continuously moving forward by adding new faculty and courses to watershed resources-related programs. ESF and its partner institutions have the capacity to further develop world-class faculty who offer interdisciplinary opportunities in the area of watershed resources.
Council on Hydrologic Systems Science Director
Myron J. Mitchell