|Bombardelli, Fabian A.||Computational fluid mechanics • Computational hydraulics • Environmental fluid dynamics • Multiphase flows • Turbulence • Open-channel resistance|
|Forrest, Alex||Lakes, reservoirs, and ice • Autonomous underwater vehicles • Environmental fluid mechanics • Aquatic chemistry and ecosystems|
|Ginn, Timothy R.||Mathematical modeling of subsurface fate and transport processes • Reactive solute transport in heterogeneous media|
|Herman, Jonathan D.||Water resources planning under uncertainty • System dynamics simulation • Multi-objective optimization|
|Kavvas, M. Levent||Hydrology • Hydrometeorology, hydraulic modeling, erosion modeling • Stochastic pollution transport modeling • Stochastic methods|
|Lund, Jay R.||Systems analysis in water resources • Environment planning and management|
|Morales, Veronica||Colloid & Nanoparticle fate in soils • Transport through porous media • biochar engineering|
|Oldroyd, Holly||Environmental fluid dynamics • Turbulent transport processes • evapo-transpiration • land-water-atmosphere interactions|
|Schladow, S. Geoffrey||Lake and reservoir modeling • Water quality in natural water bodies • Environmental fluid mechanics|
|Schoellhamer, Dave||Water Resources Engineering|
|Younis, Bassam A.||Computational hydraulics • Turbulence modeling for complex shear flows • LES and unsteady RANS for vortex shedding and its control • Sediment transport • Industrial aerodynamics|
The Water Resources Engineering area also is supported by courses offered by the Department of Land Air and Water Resources. Courses offered in support of the graduate program in Water resources Engineering include:
Graduate seminars and lectures by visiting scholars supplement formal courses.
The Water Resources Program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has long been a leader in innovative approaches to understanding and solving water problems, both in scholarly and practical terms. Moreover, the program is located at a University specializing in water and environmental studies in a state with pressing water problems.
The UCD program provides an advanced education in water resource problems and problem-solving approaches and offers students an opportunity to conduct research in water resources engineering. The program includes areas of concentration in water quality, hydrology, mixing processes in natural systems, computational hydraulics, groundwater, modeling, and water resources planning and management. In each area, graduate students learn existing methods and advance the state of the art. The department has a growing range of modern field and laboratory equipment. Students also have access to modern computing laboratories. The Sacramento metropolitan region (a 20 minute drive), is one of the world’s largest centers for water resources engineering. Sacramento, the capital of California, is the managerial center of the following federal and state water projects: the Central Valley Project (CVP), the State Water Project (SWP), regional offices of the Federal Bureau of Reclamation, Corps of Engineers, USGS, Western Area Power Administration (hydropower), and also houses the state’s impressive environmental and water regulatory agencies. Nearby San Francisco Bay supplies additional resources and amenities, providing exposure to real-world water resource problems and problem-solving.
In addition, the department has a long history of cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC) which is located in Davis. HEC in coordination with UC Davis Civil & Environmental Engineering offers an internship program for funding new students.