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"Water Conservation"

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Aquifer Testing (GEO 191W)

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Faculty & Staff

Bertelsen, Michelle

Ecologist Bertelsen’s expertise is in ecological research. She works on site analysis, ecological and land management, water resource protection and landscape restoration. She has a master’s degree in recreation, par... More
Centers & Institutes

Brackenridge Field Laboratory

Brackenridge Field Laboratory (BFL) is a premier urban field research station for studies in biodiversity, ecosystem change and natural history. The lab is of critical importance to The University of Texas at Austin's to... More
Centers & Institutes

Center for Research in Water Resources

"Located at UT's J.J. Pickle Research Campus, CRWR carries out advanced research, education, design, and planning in water resources and waste management, primarily related to Texas but also involving other areas of the ... More
Centers & Institutes

Center for Sustainable Water Resources

The Center for Sustainable Water Resources conducts studies related to water quantity and quality aspects of water resources at local scales using field studies and regional scales using remote sensing and at annual to m... More
Research & Initiatives

Climate Change Adaptation Strategies - Rio Santa Basin, Peru

Researchers from the Center for Research in Water Resources (CRWR) at The University of Texas at Austin engaged in a program of developing water management tools for use in the Rio Santa basin of Peru. The research is ... More
Research & Initiatives

Coastal Studies Research

Coastal scientists at the Bureau of Economic Geology conduct research in Texas and around the world. The Bureau gained international recognition in the 1970's by using depositional systems concepts to map depositional en... More
Faculty & Staff

Cohen, Jane

Jane Cohen's sustainability interests include water law and policy issues. More
Courses

Concepts in Marine Conservation Biology (MNS F352)

General principles and examples of conservation biology as applied to marine environments. Topics include biodiversity, fisheries, ecosystem management and human dimensions. Offered by video link from Port Aransas for st... More
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Conservation (GRG 306C)

This course will trace a history of conservation ideas in order to understand how environment is conceived of and managed. We will examine a range of conservation topics including ideas of wilderness and sustainable deve... More
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Cross-Border Water Management (GRG 391; GEO 391; MES 381; PA 682)

This course is concerned with environmental management across three sets of borders: (a) the Mexico-Texas border; (b) the boundaries between the Palestinian Authority and Israel; and (c) the border between Pakistan and I... More
Faculty & Staff

Doggett, John

John Doggett's research and teaching interests include international entrepreneurship, global competition and Sustainability and Energy. Since 1999, Professor Doggett has spent part of each summer and winter teaching cou... More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Earth Science Track - Geography and the Environment (BA)

The Earth Science Track, within the Bachelor of Arts degree program in Geography, emphasizes the study of environmental processes at regional and global scales. Geomorphology and biogeography are the most important comp... More
Faculty & Staff

Eaton, David J.

David J. Eaton teaches courses on systems analysis, environmental and energy policy, and nonprofit management in the LBJ School. He has lectured in twenty countries and conducted field research in fifteen nations. Eaton... More
Research & Initiatives

Ecology and Conservation of the Spring Ecosystems of Cuatro Cienegas

The valley of Cuatrociénegas, in central Coahuila, México has the greatest number of endemic species of any place in North America (Stein et al, 2000). With its high biodiversity and more than 70 endemic species, this ... More
Research & Initiatives

Edwards Aquifer Working Group, ESI

The Edwards Aquifer Working Group strives to facilitate, coordinate and initiate diverse, multidisciplinary research and management efforts related to the Edwards aquifer of central Texas. Our diverse membership of acade... More
Courses

Engineering Communication (CE 333T)

This course prepares engineering students to communicate engineering innovations and solutions to a range of audiences, from non-technical to technical. It also encourages them to think critically about sustainability an... More
Courses

Engineering Hydrology: Geographic Information Systems in Water Resources (CE 394K.3)

Principles of geographic information systems, hydrology, and database management systems applied to water resources problems. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor. More
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Engineering Hydrology: Surface Water (CE 394K.2)

Rainfall runoff processes, hydrograph theory, linear and nonlinear hydrologic system models, hydrologic and hydraulic streamflow routing, rainfall and flood flow frequency analysis, watershed models. More
Courses

Environment, Development, and Food Production (GRG 339K)

This course focuses on "indigenously developed" and what used to be call "traditional" farming methods and techniques. Such practices are those not dependent on either fossil fuels, chemical fertilizers, or other exter... More
Courses

Environmental Engineering Research Seminar (CE 393M )

Presentation and discussion of environmental topics in surface water, groundwater, air resources, and land resources. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Environmental Engineering Technical Area Option- Civil Engineering (BS)

Environmental Engineering is a Technical Area option within the Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Bachelor of Science degree. Environmental engineers address problems related to public health and the en... More
Courses

Environmental Philosophy (PHL 388)

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Degree Plans & Curricula

Environmental Planning for Sustainable Communities Specialization - Community and Regional Planning (MSCRP)

The specialization in environmental and natural resources planning, within the Community and Regional Planning Masters Degree Program, provides students with a grounding in the scientific/technical dimensions, policy asp... More
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Environmental Science Professionalism I (EVS 141)

EVS 141 is designed for students entering their final year in the Environmental Science degree program and intended to provide graduating students with a perspective on the emerging field of Environmental Science by intr... More
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Environmental Sustainability (GRG 396T)

What is sustainability science? How does sustainability relate to intergenerational equity, climate change, economic development, and the global commons? We will approach these topics through the lens of the most current... More
Research & Initiatives

Farming & Groundwater: An Introduction

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Faculty & Staff

Gamkhar, Shama

Shama Gamkhar teaches courses on public finance, financial management and environmental economic policy. Her research interests include fiscal federalism, intergovernmental grants, transportation finance, public school ... More
Research & Initiatives

Geomorphic Adjustment of the San Marcos River

This project began in spring of 2005 and studies the environmental implications of geomorphic adjustment of the San Marcos River due to human disturbances. More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Graduate Portfolio Program: Integrated Watershed Science

The Integrated Watershed Science Graduate Portfolio Program is a certificate program that allows an interdisciplinary approach to the study and research of water issues by integrating already existing resources throughou... More
Courses

Groundwater Hydraulics (CE 374L)

This course will give the senior Civil Engineering undergraduate and graduate Environmental and Water Resources Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering students a quantitative understanding of the hydraulics of subsurfa... More
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Groundwater Management In Texas (PA 682B)

This course is concerned with groundwater management in Texas. In 2005 the Texas Legislature passed and the governor signed laws that requires groups of Groundwater Districts (GDs), called "Groundwater Management Area" (... More
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Groundwater Resource Evaluation (EER 396)

Groundwater Resource Evaluation is an interdisciplinary course that will investigate groundwater resource evaluation and development. As populations increase, we need better management of our current resources and develo... More
Faculty & Staff

Hersh, Eric

Dr. Hersh's research interests include:surface water hydrology, geospatial water resources, hydroinformatics, water resources, environmental flows, GIS, HIS, and environmental science and sustainability. More
Faculty & Staff

Hudson, Paul

Hudson's main scholarly interests are within fluvial geomorphology and environmental change, particularly along large coastal plain rivers. His work addresses pure and applied problems related to channel adjustment, hydr... More
Courses

Hydraulic Engineering Design (CE 365K)

Application of engineering hydraulics to stormwater management; storm sewer design; engineering hydrology; open-channel hydraulics; hydraulic structures; culverts and bridges; stormwater detention facilities. (Charbeneau... More
Research & Initiatives

Impact of Irrigation on Subsurface Water, Salt, and Nutrient Fluxes, Israel

Water and nutrient availability for crop production are often critical issues in (semi)arid regions; however, information on these issues is limited. The purpose of this study was to assess the use of unsaturated zone ch... More
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Informality: The Global Housing Challenge (ARC 350R; ARC 386M)

Approximately 2 billion people of the world's population live in substandard housing; 1 billion of these people reside in urban slums (UN Habitat). In the US alone about 40 million people live below the poverty line (Uo... More
Research & Initiatives

Integrated Watershed Sciences Working Group, ESI

Watersheds are spatially organized, scale-dependent landscape units, and therefore represent ideal frameworks for the integrated study of hydrology, ecology, geomorphology, and the various ways in which humans have alter... More
Faculty & Staff

Lanoux, Steven M

Design and construction of Estuarine Research Center, a LEED Gold bilding, with hurricane resistant envelope, designed to withstand daily assault from coastal environment, and significant sustainability features incorpor... More
Faculty & Staff

Lara, Fernando

Fernando Luiz Lara is a Brazilian architect with degrees from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (BArch, 1993) and the University of Michigan (PhD, 2001). Prof. Lara's interests revolve around Latin American 20th cen... More
Research & Initiatives

Large Scale Rainwater Catchment System

Planning Professor Kent Butler is working with Seaholm Power, LLC and the City of Austin to plan and design a rainwater catchment system as part of their transformation of the City’s former Seaholm Power Plant into a m... More
Faculty & Staff

Meckel, Timothy A.

Dr. Meckel's research interests include stratigraphy, structural geology, and tectonics. He has been involved with several large field projects studying carbon sequestration in geological formations in order to reduce gr... More
Research & Initiatives

Mr. Smarty Plants

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants is NPIN’s newest feature allowing web visitors to submit or review plant questions online. Compared to the old email-based system of individual response, the new system has several advantages incl... More
Courses

Multiparty Conflict Resolution In Energy & Environment (LAW 379M)

This course is included in the curriculum for the Center for Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law. It also satisfies the theory and/or skills course requirements of the interdisciplinary Portfolio Pro... More
Research & Initiatives

Native Green Roofs

By studying temperatures and rainwater capture capabilities of experimental roof tops at The University of Texas at Austin’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Dr. Mark Simmons and colleagues have determined that gre... More
Courses

Natural Resources Law & Energy Production (LAW F279M)

This two credit survey course focuses on the legal issues that arise in the context of efforts to conserve and regulate the use of public lands, wildlife and wildlife habitat, water resources, and wetlands. More
Faculty & Staff

O'Toole, Matthew

•M.L.A., 2010, Texas A&M University •M.S. in Range & Wildlife Management, 2005, Sul Ross State University •B.A. in Geography, 1999, University of Texas at Austin •Related expertise includes project management, fa... More
Faculty & Staff

Pierce, Suzanne

Groundwater, Interdisciplinary, Water Policy, Water Resource Management. The most challenging problems facing society today are complex, dynamic and ill-structured. Water resource problems are exemplary of these challen... More
Courses

Political Ecology of Globalization and Environmental Degredation (GRG 350D)

Study of current environmental problems from the perspective of political ecology, which critically examines political, economic, and social relations between humans and the natural world. Uses case studies from Africa, ... More
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Principles of Environmental Conservation (GRG 339C)

Environmental conservation issues, focusing on the factors that control the production and consumption of environment-based resources. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing. More
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Research Methods for Environmental Science (EVS 331)

EVS 331 provides students with a research toolkit in environmental science by guiding them through independent research focusing on environmental issues in urban watersheds. More
Faculty & Staff

Scanlon, Bridget

Bridget Scanlon's research interests include water and sustainability; evaluation of the impact of climate variability and land use change on groundwater resources; the application of numerical models for simulating vari... More
Faculty & Staff

Schwartz, Suzanne

Suzanne Schwartz serves as Environmental Program Director for the Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution at the University of Texas School of Law, where she focuses on building collaboration and resolving disputes i... More
Courses

Spring Water Resource Planning and Management (CE 385D)

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Faculty & Staff

Steiner, Frederick

Dean Steiner has worked with local, state, and federal agencies on diverse environmental plans and designs. These activities include analysis of watershed level growth management for the upper San Pedro basin on the U.S.... More
Research & Initiatives

Sustainable Sites Initiative

The Sustainable Sites Initiative is an interdisciplinary effort by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin and the United States Botanic ... More
Faculty & Staff

Taylor, Melinda

Melinda Taylor's research interests include the protection of endangered species and water resources, use of incentives and market mechanisms to encourage conservation of private land and water resources, and environment... More
Courses

Texas Water Law (LAW 397S)

This course will look at the major constants and changes in Texas Water Law. More
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The Human Use of the Earth (GRG 346)

We will explore human impacts on environmental systems and the human role in creating a sustainable global future. More
Faculty & Staff

Torres, Gerald

A leading figure in critical race theory, Mr. Torres is also an expert in agricultural and environmental law. Torres has served as deputy assistant attorney general for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of t... More
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Water Law (LAW 376L)

Is water different from every other kind of property? Why have distinct regimes of control and allocation evolved around the water resource? What values and interests are judges and legislatures advancing as they constru... More
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Water Law & Policy In The 21st Century (LAW 397S; LAW 279M )

This course is centered on current issues involving the allocation, use, and conservation of water. These will be viewed through the lens of the principles and the legal and policy-based responses that are beginning to c... More
Research & Initiatives

Water Management Tools for the Rio Grande-Rio Bravo Basin

Since 2001, researchers from the Center for Research in Water Resources (CRWR) at The University of Texas at Austin have been engaged in a program of developing water management tools for use in the Rio Grande - Rio ... More
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Water Resource Allocation Tools - Aral Sea Basin of Central Asia

Since 1994, researchers from the Center for Research in Water Resources (CRWR) at The University of Texas at Austin have been engaged in a program of developing water resource allocation tools (optimization-based ) for ... More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Water Resources Emphasis - Environmental and Water Resources Engineering (MSE/PhD)

Current research within the Water Resources major area of emphasis, within the EWRE program, encompasses surface and ground water hydrology and water resources planning and management. Applications include hydrologic mod... More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Water Resources Engineering Technical Area Option -- Civil Engineering (BS)

Water Resources Engineering is a Technical Area option within the Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Bachelor of Science degree. Water resource engineers deal with the engineering aspects of hydrology an... More
Courses

Water Supply and Waste Disposal in Developing Countries (CE 397)

Unique considerations in engineering of water supply and waste disposal in undeveloped, rural areas. Public health issues and their impact on engineering. More
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Watershed Systems and Environmental Management (GRG 384C)

This graduate seminar examines the management of large lowland fluvial systems to environmental change. Large lowland fluvial systems are deceptively complex physical settings, constantly adjusting to various types of na... More
Faculty & Staff

Webber, Michael

Michael Webber's research interests include energy systems analysis, renewable and alternative energy, energy policy, the nexus of energy, food and water, algae biofuels, and energy in Texas. Michael is one of the origin... More