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Council on Hydrologic Systems Science

Council Overview

The Council on Hydrological Systems Science supports analyses and studies on water resources at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

  • ESF has diverse water resources research within NY State and throughout the world that provides unique opportunities for understanding and quantifying the degradation and restoration of water and related resources and services.
  • ESF has world-class teachers, researchers, and outreach specialists, provides outstanding research facilities, offers interdisciplinary opportunities and hands-on experiences.
  • ESF faculty, staff, students, and partners have the opportunity to interact with many public and private partners on water related issues. Many of these organizations have employed students who have graduated from programs at SUNY ESF.
  • ESF offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs related to water resources. Funding is available for talented students in all degree programs.

ESF is continuously moving forward by adding new people, research, outreach, and courses to our water resources related programs.

About HSS

The Council on Hydrologic Systems Science conducts research and provides outreach on knowledge essential to the wise use of ecosystems from both a water quality and water quantity perspective. The special focus of the Council is on hydrological and biogeochemical processes in natural and managed systems, including relationships to water supply and waste-water treatment systems.

Having a strong interdisciplinary nature, this Council consists of faculty members from SUNY-ESF from the following academic units: Chemistry, Environmental and Forest Biology, Environmental Resources Engineering, Environmental Studies, and Sustainable 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 a 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.

Director, Council on Hydrologic Systems Science
Philippe Vidon