Water Resources


Water Resources Engineering Research Overview at UNH

Water resources issues are intimately entwined with civilization.  Issues include water supply, sanitation, river hydraulics, groundwater, snow hydrology, stream crossings, and stormwater management.  No matter how or where water flows, it obeys the laws of physics, and these laws are used to describe the flow characteristics (velocity, depth) as well as the movement of pollutants.  The great strides in technology have improved our ability to monitor hydraulics in the lab or in the field, as well to model the intricate nature of fluid movement.  Hydrology and water resources research at UNH covers the depth and breadth of issue, including:

  • Stream temperature characteristics
  • Snow hydrology
  • Infrastructure adaptation to climate change
  • Remote sensing of soil moisture
  • Stormwater management
  • Stream restoration
  • Bedrock hydrogeology
  • Groundwater – surface water interactions
  • Dam removal

Research Areas and Links

Current Active Research Projects

 FHWA, 2013-2015. “Flooded Pavement Assessment”. Co-PI. PI: Daniel
 NSF, 2012-2016: “RCN-SEES: Engineering Research Collaboratory for Sustainable Infrastructure in a Changing Climate.” PI.
 NASA, 2012-2014: “EPSCoR CAN: Passive Microwave Detection of Snowmelt and Runoff”. PI.
 USEPA, 2009-2013: “Temperature Regime Characteristics of High-Quality Coldwater Streams in New England". PI.