Sustainability of our waters has always been a concern of humanity. It is the ultimate renewable resource, and is used to support life, as well as transportation and waste disposal. This program area focuses on our watersheds and rivers, covering issues ranging from water supply, stormwater management, ground water, surface water, and river hydraulics, as well as water quality issues. Utilizing and protecting our watersheds and rivers has been and continues to be a responsibility of Water Resource Engineering.
The VU stormwater curriculum is well known and has received students from small to large engineering firms and governmental engineers for over 25 years. With the DE opportunities, and increased emphasis on river protection and water sustainability, the demand is expected to increase.