Administration and Structure
Dr. Mac McKee is the Director of the Utah Water Research Laboratory. He is assisted by Dr. William J. Doucette, Associate Director. The UWRL is one of six units comprising the College of Engineering, under the leadership of Dean Christine E. Hailey, with the other five units organized as academic departments. Faculty are organized within the UWRL into the Water Engineering Program and the Environmental Engineering Division. The research program at the UWRL is coordinated primarily with the academic program of the two divisions, Environmental Engineering Division and the Water Engineering Program.
Environmental Engineering Division
Water, soil, and air aspects of environmental quality and public health protection are the research thrusts of the Environmental Engineering Division. The Environmental Engineering Division is affiliated with both the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and Biological Engineering with Dr. David K. Stevens, Head.
Research activities are in fields of hydrology and water resources, groundwater, and hydraulics and fluid mechanics. The Water Engineering Division is affiliated with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE). Gilberto E. Urroz, Head.
The International Program involves collaboration with developing and developed nations, and involves faculty and students in both the Environmental Engineering and Water Engineering Divisions.
The Environmental Quality Laboratory
The Environmental Quality Laboratory at the UWRL is managed by Ms. Joan E. McLean. It supports the experimental research program within the Environmental Engineering Division.
The Hydraulics Laboratory
The Hydraulics Laboratory is managed by Dr. Blake P. Tullis. It also supports the experimental research program within the Water Engineering Division.
Utah Center for Water Resources Research (UCWRR)
The The UWRL also houses the Utah Center for Water Resources Research (UCWRR) (NIWR), the second largest of 54 U.S. Centers. The Center administers the U.S. Geological Survey 104 funding program, performs coordinating roles for water research in Utah, and represents the State of Utah at regional and national levels. Today, multidisciplinary faculty work together in Environmenal Engineering, Groundwater, Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics, Hydrology, Natural Systems Engineering, Water Education, and Water Resources Management to support the mission of the UWRL.
Support areas include: Administrative Services and Infrastructure, supervised by Ms. Jan Urroz; Publications and Information Dissemination, coordinated by Ms. Ivonne Harris; and the Business Office, supervised by Ms.Tamara Peterson.
Water-related centers at the UWRL add depth and enhance the overall UWRL program. For more information on centers affiliated with the Utah Water Research Laboratory, go to Partnerships.