Updated 1/2/2024

Water has been described as the next oil. It is one of our critical planetary boundaries and is already in short supply in much of the world. This concentration will prepare the sustainable engineer to manage all aspects of water resources across the hydrological cycle.

Coursework for the Water Resources Sustainability concentration draws upon curriculum from Villanova’s master's program in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering. Instructors include world renowned experts in the field of sustainable urban storm water management. Course options cover areas including hydraulics, surface and groundwater hydrology, water quality topics, geo-environmental engineering topics, and water resources planning and management.

Key knowledge, skills and capabilities include:

  • Water pollutant identification/analysis
  • Green infrastructure
  • Mass transfer/transport
  • Geographic information systems

Top research areas:

  • Sustainable rivers and watersheds
  • Sustainable storm water management
  • Surface water hydrology
  • Watershed quality

Key courses include:

  • CEE 7111 – Introduction to Hydraulics & Hydrology (Summer)
  • CEE 7211 – Water Resources Planning & Management (Fall)
  • CEE 8501 – Surface Water Hydro (Fall)
  • CEE 8503 – Open Channel Hydraulics (Fall)
  • CEE 8502 – Watershed Model (Spring, odd)
  • CEE 8508 – Urban Hydro (Spring, even)
  • SUSE 7121 – Sustainable WASH (Spring)
  • GEV 7040 – Introduction to GIS (Fall)



Dr. Bridget Wadzuk
Director of Sustainable Engineering
Professor, Edward A. Daylor Chair in Civil Engineering

Lexi George
Program Coordinator
Email: lexi.george@villanova.edu