Focus Areas

Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment

This program focuses on the development of engineering approaches for production of drinking water; treatment, reclamation, recycling, and reuse of municipal and industrial wastewater; and modeling of water quality

 

Environmental Quality Management and Remediation

This program emphasizes an integrated engineering and science approach for characterization and remedial design approaches for contaminated subsurface environments.  In addition to laboratory scale work, the program has the largest field scale research dimension of any similar academic program in the United States

 

Surface and Groundwater Quality and Quantity

This program focuses on the development of engineering approaches for production of drinking water; treatment, reclamation, recycling, and reuse of municipal and industrial wastewater; and modeling of water quality

 

Water Conveyance, Distribution, and Control

This program utilizes the UWRL Hydraulics Laboratory for physical modeling of hydraulic structures, including evaluation of scour below spillways and other structures, testing and evaluation of hydraulic machinery and piping systems, flox meter calibration, and testing of erosion control systems for slopes and channels

 

Water Education and Technology Transfer

Several projects conducted by the UWRL, including many that are funded from sources other than Mineral Lease Funds, have substantial education, outreach, and training components

 

Water Resources Planning and Management

This program addresses institutional and legal aspects of water rights transfers, distributed water demand and supply modeling using geographical information systems, and cost allocation and determination of user fees for multiple purpose water resources projects