The water resources engineering group addresses a wide range of contemporary issues of water quality and quantity. The topic area focuses on simulation modeling and decision support; application of remote sensing and GIS to water resource management; regional hydrologic modeling; optimum irrigation management; animal waste management; non-point source pollution management; constructed wetlands water treatment; and groundwater quality. Research includes field campaigns in Africa, Canada, and across the United States, with a strong emphasis on applied research.
The water resources engineering group plays a major role in the Hydrology and Water Resources program at OSU. More information can be found at:
- Hydrology and Water Resources at OSU
- Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeships (IGERT) Program
- Western Oregon Irrigation Guides (2000).
Active research projects
This research area deals with engineering aspects of water resources.
- Big Wood Basin Alternative Futures: explores interactions between agriculture, urban land use practices, and recreational activities under future conditions of climate and water supply in the Big Wood Basin in central Idaho. (Bolte)
- Willamette Water 2100 - evaluating how climate change, population growth, and economic growth will alter the availability and the use of water. (Bolte)
- Movement of Colloidal Particles in Heterogeneous Variably Saturated Porous Media (Selker)
- High Spatial and Temporal Resolution of Dynamics of Stream Temperature (Selker)
- Use of Wireless Self-Organizing Networks of Sensors for Environmental Monitoring (Selker)
- Energy Exchange Across Water-Atmosphere and Snow Atmosphere Interfaces (Selker)
- Double-Diffuse Mixing in Deep Abandoned Mines (Selker)
- Measurement of Canopy Interception and Storage through Measurement of Trunk Compression (Selker)
- Contaminant Transport in Agricultural Tiles Lines (Selker)
- Boussinesq Model of Hill slope Hydrology (Selker)
- Colloids, Transport, Unsaturated Transport, Visualization, Florescent, CCD (Selker)
- Physical and Biological Responses to Dam Removal on the Sprague River (Tullos)
- Reservoir operations under climate change (Tullos)
- Sediment dynamics of dam removal (Tullos)
- Fluid and fish behavior around engineered log jams (Tullos)