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Water Resources Engineering Area of Study for M.S., M.P.S. or Ph.D. in Environmental Resources Engineering


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
  • Nosa O. Egiebor; noegiebo@esf.edu
    industrial water and wastewater treatment; water quality; water and wastewater chemistry; trace metal analysis in natural and biological systems; adsorption processes by carbonaceous materials and zeolites; production and characterizations of biomass derived fuels and carbonaceous materials (biochar); CO2 capture and sequestration by functionalized carbonaceous materials; sulfide mineral oxidation and acid mine drainage (AMD); nuclear waste solidification; and degradation of materials under extreme environments
  • 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
  • Timothy H. Morin; thmorin@esf.edu
    ecosystem nutrient cycling, wetlands, biogeochemistry, carbon cycle, ecosystem greenhouse gas transport, eddy covariance/micrometeorology
  • 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

Current Students Only currently registered students appear — new names appear at start of academic year

Mohamed Mowafy

Mohamed Mowafy

Water Resources Engineering
Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Kroll
Undergraduate Institution: Suez University

Personal Statement
My research interests are based on the analysis of flow duration curves (FDCs) of streams, their main driving factors, and their shifts due to disturbance. My masters thesis explores the significance of hydrologic alteration through FDC-based hypothesis testing which aims at better informed decisions related to management and planning for the resource.

Graduate Research Topic
Establishing River Signatures for Evaluating the Hydrologic Alteration in Flow Regimes.

Favorite Quote
"Luck is for the unprepared." - Chuck Kroll

Shaimus Ryan

Water Resources Engineering
Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Shaw