Environmental and Water Resources Systems Research
Development and application of evaluation methods, planning and sustainable operation of water resources and environmental systems...
Cornell’s University’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering supports research in Environmental and Water Resources Systems (EWRS). This area of study is concerned with the development and application of evaluation methods, planning and sustainable operation of water resources and environmental systems.
University research addresses not only integration, analysis and engineering, but also the economic-policy issues presented by water management, land, air, human resources, and environmental remediation efforts. The study of EWRS requires comprehension of hydrology, hydraulics, environmental sciences, biology, and environmental engineering.
A recent EWRS project considers the problems posed by calibration of complex watershed models and how to evaluate the uncertainty in model predictions and estimated parameters so as to inform the model development process and decisions based upon model simulations.