Both the quality of water resources and their availability are being affected by global climate change, according to the United Nations Development Program. Dwindling resources of fresh water are being compounded by increasing demand from population growth and economic development.
As weather patterns start to shift, it is predicted that rainfall amounts will diminish in many parts of the world, making water conservation measures, water allocation, and efficient water management practices more urgent than ever before. Hydrological and climate modeling expertise and research will be key to identifying future possible changes in water availability.
The UMass Dartmouth Civil and Environmental Engineering Department offers expertise in:
- Water Resource Engineering
- Water Resource Planning and Management
Contacts: Dr. Neil M. Fennessey, Associate Prof. Civil and Environmental Engineering www.umassd.edu/engineering/cen/people/faculty/fennessey.cfm
Dr. John I. Finnie, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering www.umassd.edu/engineering/cen/people/faculty/finnie.cfm
- Reuse of Solid Waste
- Wastewater Treatment
Contact: Dr. Sukalyan Sengupta, Associate Prof., Civil & Environmental Engineering, www.umassd.edu/engineering/cen/people/faculty/sengupta.cfm
For more information about UMass Dartmouth research in water resources, please visit http://www.umassd.edu/engineering/cen/