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Advanced Environmental Law - Natural Resources (LAW 341L)

This three credit survey course focuses on the basic legal and ethical issues that pervade the consumption, conservation, and regulation of natural resources. These issues include, among others, competing claims of publi... More
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Air Pollution Chemistry (CE 396L.1)

Classification, transport, transformation, deposition, sampling and analysis of particulate and gaseous air pollutants in urban, regional, and global - scale systems. More
Degree Plans & Curricula

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

Research in the Air Resources emphasis area, within the EWRE program, is an interdisciplinary effort that encompasses atmospheric chemistry, ambient air quality monitoring and modeling, indoor air quality, and air pollut... More
Research & Initiatives

Air Resources Engineering Program

The University of Texas at Austin has developed one of the world's largest and most active programs in Air Resources Engineering. The University of Texas Program in Air Resources Engineering (UTPARE) currently includes ... More
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Air Sampling and Analysis (CE 397)

Collection and analysis of air samples for gaseous and particulate contaminants. Gas flow rate and calibration techniques, stationary source sampling and analysis, indoor air sampling, ozone and NOX ambient air modeling.... More
Faculty & Staff

Allen, David

Dr Allen is the Director of the State of Texas Air Quality Research Program; his research group has been active for decades in performing measurements and modeling of regional air quality; he was one of the lead investig... More
Research & Initiatives

An Institutional and Legal Assessment of an Instream Aeration Project in the Houston Ship Channel

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Applied Geomorphology and Geo-Archaeology Laboratory

The Applied Geomorphology and Geo-Archaeology Laboratory is designed for field study and laboratory analysis of soils, sediments, and archaeological materials. It is equipped with appropriate computer facilities. It supp... More
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Aquifer Testing (GEO 191W)

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Faculty & Staff

Armstrong, Neal

Dr. Armstrong's interests are primarily water quality management, analysis, modeling, and policy and include water pollution ecology (including biomonitoring and bioassessment). His current research includes: eutrophica... More
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Austin Area Environmental Issues (UGS 302)

A freshman signature course. 18 students. Discussion format. Writing flag. Contents span a range of Austin environmental issues: water use, endangered species, green building, park management, recycling, etc. More
Research & Initiatives

Austin-Bastrop River Corridor Partnership

The mission of the Austin-Bastrop River Corridor Partnership is to support sustainable development and a healthy riparian ecosystem along the Austin to Bastrop River Corridor. It is a critical time to recognize the value... More
Faculty & Staff

Banner, Jay

Jay Banner's research and teaching interests center on Earth surface processes with the goal of understanding the interactions that occur between the atmosphere-land-ocean systems, and how these interactions are preserve... More
Faculty & Staff

Barrett, Michael

Dr. Barrett's research interests include the quality, impacts, and mitigation of urban, agricultural, and construction site stormwater runoff; statistical analysis of water quality data, structural and nonstructural best... More
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
Faculty & Staff

Blais, Lynn

Professor Blais teaches Administrative Law, Environmental Law, and Property. In her research, she is primarily interested in issues involving natural resource allocation, and, in particular, the decision making processes... 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
Degree Plans & Curricula

Bridging Disciplines Program in the Environment

The Environment BDP gives students the opportunity to explore a variety of disciplinary approaches to environmental processes and contemporary environmental issues. By bringing together courses in natural sciences, socia... More
Faculty & Staff

Brown, R. Malcolm Jr.

algae: algal culture, cyanobacteria, role of algae as feedstock providers for biofuels, airborne algae, role of algae in cellulose biosynthesis; biofuels: role of cyanobacteria and algae in production of feedstocks and b... More
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Bsumek, Erika

Professor Bsumek has written on Native American history, the history of the consumption and production of both manufactured and handmade goods in the United States, and on the history of anthropology. She has also co-edi... More
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Building the Sustainable City (SOC 321K)

Building the Sustainable City is an interdisciplinary course that examines why we have to create more sustainable living environments, what we are presently doing to rebuild American cities in more sustainable ways, and ... More
Centers & Institutes

Bureau of Economic Geology

The Bureau of Economic Geology, established in 1909, is the oldest research unit at The University of Texas at Austin. The Bureau, part of The John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of T... More
Faculty & Staff

Burgin, John

Dr. Burgin's research interests include water resources planning and management; network optimization; and expert geographic information systems. More
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Business and the Environment (MKT 382)

Environmental issues affect firms in many ways and often cross the boundaries of traditional disciplines, such as economics, marketing, engineering and law. In this course, we focus on the design and implementation of ma... More
Faculty & Staff

Catania, Ginny

Ginny Catania's research interests include understanding ice sheet and glacier changes both from natural variability and climate forced variability, improving the observational data sets, improved understanding of the dy... More
Centers & Institutes

Center for Environmental Research (CER) at Hornsby Bend

The Center for Environmental Research at the Austin Water Utility's Hornsby Bend Biosolids Management Plant is a partnership formed in 1989 with the City of Austin, the University of Texas, and Texas A&M University to su... More
Centers & Institutes

Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law

The Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law at the University of Texas School of Law offers an extensive and unique curriculum to students interested in these areas of the law. The Cent... 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 Subsurface Modeling

The Center for Subsurface Modeling (CSM) investigates high-performance parallel processing as a tool to model the behavior of fluids in permeable geologic formations such as petroleum and natural gas reservoirs, groundwa... 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
Degree Plans & Curricula

Certificate in Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law - Master of Laws Program

The Law School's new Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law will allow LLM students to take advantage of a unique and innovative program. The Center is the only one of its kind, offeri... More
Faculty & Staff

Charbeneau, Randall

Dr. Charbeneau's research interests include groundwater hydrology; subsurface fate and transport of chemicals; radiological assessment; and modeling. More
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Chemical Dynamics in the Environment (CE 397)

Environmental chemodynamics: interphase equilibrium, reactions, transport processes and related models for anthropogenic substances across natural interfaces (air-water-sediment-soil) and associated boundary regions. More
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Chemical Hydrogeology (GEO 476M)

An introduction to aqueous geochemistry and contaminant hydrogeochemistry; topics include basic thermodynamics, kinetics, rock-water interactions, and solute transport. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week... More
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Chemistry and the Environment (UGS 303)

Designed for students with only high-school background in the subject of chemistry. Topic description: Elementary topics in environmental chemistry: essential chemical and physical processes in the earth's atmosphere; in... 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
Faculty & Staff

Cohen, Jane

Jane Cohen's sustainability interests include water law and policy issues. More
Research & Initiatives

Collaborative Research. IPY: Arctic Great Rivers Observatory (Arctic-GRO)

The Arctic Great Rivers Observatory (Arctic-GRO) project will assess river constituent (chemistry, isotopes, nutrients) fluxes and discharge in the Ob\', Yenisey, Lena, Kolyma, Yukon and Mackenzie Rivers. These observati... More
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Collaborative Research: Calibrating the Paleosol Carbonate CO2 Barometer for Vertic Paleosols by Monitoring Soil CO2 in Modern Vertisols

Intellectual Merit: A calibration of the paleosol carbonate CO2 barometer is proposed in order to improve estimates of the concentration of CO2 in Earth\'s ancient atmosphere. The concentration of CO2 in the soil during ... More
Research & Initiatives

Collaborative Research: Chemical Weathering and Organic Carbon Export from Arctic Watersheds, North Slope, Alaska

Recent climate change has dramatically impacted the Arctic, and models suggest that accelerated effects will occur in the future as CO2 continues to accumulate in the atmosphere. Understanding this problem is important b... More
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Comparative Ecosystems (GRG 366C)

The important ecosystem processes that affect the distributions, characteristics, and management of natural environments at landscape, regional, and continental scales. Ecosystem functions, including nutrient cycling, wa... More
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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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Concepts in Marine Conservation Laboratory (MSN F152L)

This course is taught in Port Aransas. 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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Conservation, Resources, and Technology (GRG 334)

Analysis of the relationship between the human population and its resource base, with particular emphasis on current problems in environmental resource management. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisit... More
Research & Initiatives

Contributions to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Forgotten River Watershed Management Plan: Ft. Quitman to Presidio, Texas

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contracted with the University of Texas at Austin Center for Space Research (CSR) to compile and create digital Geographic Information System (GIS) data for the Forgotten River Watershed ... More
Research & Initiatives

Corpus Christi Air Quality Project

As a result of a Court Ordered Condition of Probation the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) awarded The University of Texas at Austin... 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
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Crossborder Environmental Management (GRG 396T; PA 682A)

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

Cutright, Bruce

Dr.Cutright has thirty years’ experience in hydrogeologic and water resources consulting practice, including delineation of groundwater flow systems, well hydraulics, waste-water recycling and reuse, water law and wate... More
Research & Initiatives

Desalination in Texas

Desalination of both seawater and brackish waters has been made a top priority in the State of Texas to satisfy the water needs of a growing population. Several large-scale demonstration seawater desalination projects ar... More
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Design of Wastewater and Water Treatment Facilities (CE 364)

Prerequisite: C E 356 and credit or registration for C E 342, or consent of instructor. More
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Development of an Integrated Superconducting Gravity Meter Sensor System

This grant supports acquisition, development and testing of a field superconducting gravity-meter (FSG) as an ultra-sensitive system for monitoring fluctuations and trends in subsurface water storage over long (months) u... More
Research & Initiatives

Digital Landscape Laboratory

The Environmental Information Systems Laboratory (EIS Lab) provides comprehensive resources for learning and research involving Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, spatial analysis, hypermedia authoring... 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
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Earth, Wind, And Fire (GEO 302E)

Geologic phenomena that affect everyday life, including global warming, earthquakes, volcanism, desertification, river and coastline flooding and erosion, groundwater, mineral resources, and plate tectonics. More
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Ecology (BIO 373)

Ecology is the scientific study of the complex interrelationships between organisms and their environments. This course surveys the fundamental principles in the field of ecology and prepares students for further advance... 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
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Energy and Indoor Air Quality: Field Measurements (ARE 383;CE397)

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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: Groundwater Pollution and Transfer (CE 394K.1 )

This course is designed to give graduate environmental and water resources engineering, geotechnical engineering, geology, and other interested students a quantitative understanding of the physical and chemical processes... 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
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Engineering Microbiology (CE 390J)

Fundamentals of microbiology and biochemistry as applied to environmental pollution and treatment processes, energetics and kinetics of microbial growth, and biological fate of pollutants; introduction to laboratory tech... More
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Environmental and Natural Resources Economics (ECO 359M)

This course will study the economics of public policy toward natural resources and the environment. It is designed primarily for advanced undergraduates in economics. Prerequisites include microeconomics and calculus. We... More
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Environmental Change and Management of Large Rivers (GRG 356T; LAS 330)

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Environmental Change and Sustainability (BDP 101; GEO 101)

This Forum Seminar will explore the range of environmental problems that have been created by human activity and population growth.  Among the major issues to be addressed are water resources, climate change, biodiversi... More
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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
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Environmental Ethics (PHL 325C)

This is a course on environmental philosophy with a focus on environmental ethics but also treating epistemological issues. Much of the course will be a survey of major problem areas including intrinsic and instrumental ... More
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Environmental Geographic Information Systems (GRG 360G)

Topics include environmental assessment methods and techniques, the conservation movement, and climate and people. This course introduces basic concepts underlying geographic information systems and science (GIS), inclu... More
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Environmental Hydrogeology (GEO 346C)

This course is an introduction to physical and chemical hydrogeology. Over the past few decades it has become clear that the properties and movement of water over and through earth materials is a fundamental geologic pro... More
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Environmental Impact Assessment (GRG 396T; CRP 383; LAR 385)

This course provides instruction in the theory and methods of environmental impact assessment (EIA). The course objectives are to (1) gain a critical understanding of the use, strengths, and limitations of EIA; and (2) d... More
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Environmental Isotope Geochemistry (GEO 376E; GEO 388H)

The application of the isotope and trace element geochemistry of natural waters and sediments to studies of the hydrologic cycle. Stable, radiogenic, and cosmogenic isotopes are used as tracers of the evolution of ground... More
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Environmental Law Practicum (LAW 397S)

This seminar will introduce you to the day-to-day tasks of the environmental lawyer. It covers four of the principal areas of environmental law practice: compliance counseling; administrative enforcement; environmental l... More
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Environmental Law: Technical Issues (LAW 241J)

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Environmental Life Cycle Assessment (CE 397)

Life cycle analysis (LCA) identifies the “cradle to grave” environmental and sustainability impacts of a product, processes, or policy. This course teaches life cycle methods, including process-based methods, input-o... More
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Environmental Modeling (MNS 385F)

Introductory course in modeling, with emphasis on the models used in ecology, oceanography, and earth sciences. Two lecture hours and one and one-half laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate stan... More
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Environmental Organic Chemistry (CE 390P )

Advanced topics in the environmental chemistry of organic contaminants in groundwater, soil and air systems. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. More
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
Centers & Institutes

Environmental Science Institute

The Environmental Science Institute is a multi-disciplinary institute for basic scientific research in environmental studies at UT. The Institute serves as a focal point on campus for a wide scope of interdisciplinary r... 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 Science Professionalism II (EVS 151)

The purpose of this 1-credit seminar is to familiarize students with the fundamentals of science communication and engage in exercises designed to build their own communication skills. More
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Environmental Science: A Changing World (GRG 304E)

This course will survey the major global environmental concerns affecting the Earth and its residents from the perspectives of the environmental sciences. As such, it also provides an introduction to how scientists moni... More
Research & Initiatives

Environmental Trace Contaminants

The goal of the CER’s research effort is to assess the long‐term safety, sustainability, and ecological impacts of applying Class B biosolids to the Hornsby Bend facility site. Most of the existing biosolids research... More
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Environmental Uncertainties and Livelihood Thresholds in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

This research will combine insights from both social and natural sciences to understand how variability and uncertainty in time and space impact human-environment interactions. The project will examine social responses t... More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Concentration -- Business Administration (MBA)

Ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR) issues loom larger than ever in business decision-making, and the ability to manage these issues is a core leadership skill. The MBA concentration in Ethics & Corporate S... More
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Farming & Groundwater: An Introduction

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Faculty & Staff

Fay, Philip

Philip Fay is a research ecologist for the USDA-ARS Grassland, Soil and Water Research Laboratory. He received a Ph.D. from Kansas State University, and remained there as a postdoctoral fellow till 1998. Fay\'s research ... More
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Field Methods in Groundwater Hydrology (GEO 376L)

Introduction to field methods, including geophysics, pump tests, stream gauging, well-logging, water sampling, and mapping. An intensive three-week course meeting eight hours a day, Monday through Friday, and four hours ... More
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Field Seminar in Environmental Science and Sustainability (EVS 311)

EVS 311 introduces field observation and analysis of environmental processes and sustainability issues. Seminar topics include ecology, hydrogeology, marine science, climate science, energy, and campus and urban sustaina... More
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Foundations of International Relations and Global Studies (IRG 320F)

This course is designed to provide foundational knowledge in a particular subject area related to international relations and global studies, providing a link between the introductory course (IRG 301) and capstone semina... More
Research & Initiatives

Frio Brine: Field Experiment for CO2 Sequestration

From October 4–14, 2004 the Frio Brine Pilot team injected 1,600 tons of CO2 1,500m below surface into a high permeability brine-bearing sandstone of the Frio Formation beneath the Gulf Coast of Texas, USA. The project... More
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Geographic Information System and Global Positioning System Applications in Earh Sciences (GEO 327G)

For geological sciences majors only. Theory and practice of geographic information system (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) technologies, and their applications to problems in earth sciences. Laboratories and fie... More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Geographical Sciences Track - Environmental Science (BS)

Students in the Geographical Sciences Track within the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science degree program make their academic home in the Department of Geography and the Environment within the College of Liberal... More
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Geography and the Environment (MA/PhD)

UT houses the oldest doctoral program in geography in Texas (the second oldest in the Southwest). Graduate students work closely with their supervising professors to develop individualized, original research projects. Mo... More
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Geological Science Track - Environmental Science (BS)

Students in the Geological Sciences Track within the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science degree program make their academic home in the Department of Geology within the Jackson School of Geosciences. EVS studen... More
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Geopolitics and Representation (GRG 396T)

Geopolitics is the study of factors underlying state power, such as a country’s size, location, resources, and access to transportation routes. Geopolitical knowledge is inherently ethnocentric; geopolitical repres... More
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Glaciology (GEO 371C; GEO 391)

This course addresses the fundamentals of glacier and ice-sheet flow and the key surface- and subsurface processes that drive them. Course content includes a brief review of tensor analysis, glacier mass and energy balan... More
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Global Environmental Change (BIO 359; BIO 386)

Global change as it affects terrestrial ecosystems, including feedback between ecosystems and the atmosphere. Greenhouse gases and global warming, ozone, biological invasions, and land-use change. Prerequisite: Biology 3... More
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Global Environmental Governance (PA 388K)

This short five week course will introduce students to major aspects of global environmental governance including the leading international organizations dealing with environmental problems, the significant pieces of glo... More
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Global Policy Studies (MGPS)

The Master of Global Policy Studies (MGPS) degree at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs is a path-breaking program designed to equip professionals with the tools and knowledge necessary to be leaders in an in... More
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Globalization (SOC S340C )

This course provides an overview of the interrelated processes of economic, political, and cultural globalization. Under the heading of economic globalization, we will focus on multinational corporations, international f... 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
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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 Hydrology (GEO 476K)

Introduction to subsurface hydrology, emphasizing geological controls on groundwater flow; quantitative methods of analyzing aquifer systems; regional hydrology; water quality and pollution. Three lecture hours and one l... 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 Modeling (GEO 391)

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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

Hendrickson, Dean

Dr. Hendrickson has focused his research on the evolution, conservation and ecology of freshwater ecosystems, particularly those of North American deserts and generally wih emphasis on fishes and Mexico. His most recent ... 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
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Holleran, Michael

Historic Preservation; History of Urban Design & Development; Vernacular Landscapes; Water History More
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Holt, Jack

Dr. Jack Holt employs geophysical techniques to study ice-covered regions of Earth and Mars. He has led or co-led seven field expeditions to Antarctica since 1998 to map the ice and features buried beneath the ice. Hol... More
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Howard, Teresa

Ms. Howard, a geographer by training, provides geospatial support and analysis for projects related to natural resource monitoring and emergency response. Her primary geographical focus is Texas. She works with large arc... More
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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
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Humans and a Changing Ocean (MNS f309)

The course will cover the consequences of human-induced alteration of the marine environment including the impact on fisheries, marine mammals, food-web changes, and changes in species composition and ecological function... More
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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
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Hydrology (CE 374K)

The objective of this course is to introduce the student to: Principles and processes governing the movement of water through the hydrologic cycle, including atmospheric moisture flow, surface runoff, infiltration, and g... More
Research & Initiatives

ICECAP: Investigating the Cryospheric Evolution of the Central Antarctic Plate

The Aurora Subglacial Basin and the Wilkes Subglacial Basin represent the weak underbelly of the East Antarctica Ice Sheet. The ICECAP project, supported by the Australian Antarctic Division, the U.S. National Science Fo... More
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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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Impact of Land Clearing and Irrigation on Groundwater Recharge in the Lake Chad Basin, Africa

In the western part of the Lake Chad basin (semiarid Africa), natural savannah has been increasingly cleared for rainfed (dryland) and irrigated agriculture for the past 30 years.Rainfed crops receive ~350 mm over 4 mont... More
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Impact of Soil Conservation Practices on Water Resources in the Loess Plateau, China

Human-induced soil erosion currently impacts approximately about 13% of terrestrial land surface globally - and reduces world agricultural productivity by about 10 percent. Soil conservation measures to mitigate soil deg... More
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Indoor Air Quality: Physics and Chemistry (CE 396L.4)

Sources, transport, and fate of indoor air pollutants. Interactions between indoor pollutants and indoor materials. Indoor air chemistry. Human exposure to pollutants in indoor environments. More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Indoor Environmental Science and Engineering Program (IGERT)

The mission of this program is to provide a unique and interdisciplinary educational experience focused on indoor environmental science and engineering. Our program is grounded in scientific principles and the developme... More
Centers & Institutes

Institute for Geophysics

The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) is known internationally as a leading academic research group in geology and geophysics. Founded in 1972, it is an Organized Research Unit within The University of ... 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
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Introduction to International Relations and Global Studies (IRG 301)

This course serves as an introduction to the College of Liberal Arts’ interdisciplinary major, International Relations and Global Studies. Students will engage with many broad questions relating to the contemporary wor... More
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Introduction to Oceanography (MNS 307; GEO 307)

Introduction to the sciences of oceanography: geological, physical, and biological. More
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Introduction to Science Outreach in Elementary Schools (CH207K)

Students develop and present level-appropriate science laboratories to students in local elementary schools. A hands-on, discovery learning approach to science is emphasized. One class hour and four hours of fieldwork a ... More
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Introductory Remote Sensing of the Environment (GRG 462K)

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Faculty & Staff

James, Eric

James studies a wide range of geologic phenomena using geochemical methods. His work has been on the sources of metals in mineral deposits in West Texas and New Guinea using Sr, Nd, and Pb isotope ratios, Sr isotope rati... More
Faculty & Staff

Katz, Lynn

Dr. Katz's teaching interests include aquatic chemistry, surface and interfacial phenomena, physicochemical treatment processes for water and wastewater and biological wastewater treatment. Her research has focused on th... More
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Knapp, Gregory

Gregory Knapp's research, books, and teaching focus on culture, environment, and change, especially in Latin America. He has long been interested in resource stewardship as conditioned by institutions, cultural goals, an... More
Faculty & Staff

Kocurek, Gary

Kocurek studies desert landforms and their representation in the ancient rock record. He is particularly interested in how sand seas respond to changes in climate, sea level and tectonism. His teaching centers on the bas... More
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Land Atmosphere Interaction Dynamics (GEO 391)

Basics of terrestrial surface energy, water and carbon balances. Micrometeorology and atmospheric boundary layer. Ecohydrology, biometeorology, hydrometeorology, and hydroclimatology. Theory, modeling, and observations. ... More
Research & Initiatives

Land Environment and Atmospheric Dynamics Group

The LEAD group consists of graduate research assistants, postdoctoral fellows, research scientists and visiting scholars working to answer a variety of research and science questions such as: How does land shape climate,... More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Landscape Ecology and Biogeography Track - Geography and the Environment (BA)

The Landscape Ecology and Biogeography Track, within, the Bachelor of Arts degree program in Geography, studies the changing distributions of plants, animals, and ecosystems. It can be applied to study the conservation o... More
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Latin American Environmental History and Sustainability (UGS 303)

Topic description: Within the context of present day debates about sustainability, course presents an overview of Latin America's environmental characteristics and the long-term history of human uses of environmental opp... More
Research & Initiatives

Latin American Forum on Energy & the Environment

The Latin American Forum on Energy & the Environment is a unique program that addresses a critical need to bring together government and industry decision makers, scholars and scientists, to foster dialogue around energy... More
Faculty & Staff

Latrubesse, Edgardo

Edgardo Latrubesse's main research interests include the Neogene paleogeography, paleohydrology and paleoecology of Tropical South America, geomorphology, hydrology of large rivers and the impacts of human activities on ... More
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Lawler, Desmond

Dr. Lawler's research includes both experimental and mathematical approaches in studying physical and chemical treatment processes for the treatment of drinking water, wastewater, and industrial process water. Much of hi... More
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Lieberknecht, Katherine

Katherine Lieberknecht is a lecturer in the Community and Regional Planning program in the School of Architecture at UT Austin. She is also a fellow with the School's Center for Sustainable Development. Her professional ... More
Research & Initiatives

Low Impact Development (LID) Workshop Training

The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Research in Water Resources (CRWR) and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (LBJWC) are holding a series of FREE LID workshops in eight communities containing local wat... More
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Maidment, David

David R. Maidment is the Hussein M. Alharthy Centennial Chair in Civil Engineering and Director of the Center for Research in Water Resources at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a specialist in surface water hyd... More
Courses

Management Sustainability Practicum (MAN 385)

This practicum is for students who want to work with senior managers from H.E.B., Wal-Mart, Inc. and the U.S. Council for Sustainable Development to develop a complete ?business case? for a series of sustainability proje... More
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Marcus, Joe

North American native plants. More
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McGarity, Thomas

Professor McGarity is a leading scholar in the fields of both administrative law and environmental law. More
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McKinney, Daene

Dr. McKinney's is a Professor in the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering program of the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He teaches undergraduate courses in Fluid Mechanics,... More
Research & Initiatives

Measuring and Removing Dissolved Metals from Storm Water in Highly Urbanized Areas

The objectives of this research are to (1) develop accurate and scientifically defensible testing protocols that can provide a reliable and repeatable measure of dissolved metals content in storm water and (2) develop co... More
Courses

Multiparty Conflict Resolution in Energy and Environmental Matters (LAW 379M)

Energy development, natural resource use and environmental cases often involve complex legal,technical and policy-related issues, affecting multiple parties. Resolution of conflicts may require coordination of multiple g... More
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Natural Resource Management (PA 680PB)

This course fulfills requirements for the following specializations at the LBJ School for Public Affairs: Natural Resources and the Environment; International Trade and Finance; International Energy, Environment, and Tec... More
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Natural Resource Policy (PA 388L)

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Degree Plans & Curricula

Natural Resources and the Environment Specialization - Public Affairs (MPAff)

The Natural Resources and the Environment specialization provides coursework to support students interested in air, water, or land management; energy policy; or minerals policy in the government, nonprofit, or for-profit... More
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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
Research & Initiatives

Near Surface Observatory

The Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) in the Jackson School of Geosciences at UT-Austin has purchased a new airborne instrument system that includes topographic lidar, bathymetric lidar, color/infrared imaging, and hypers... More
Faculty & Staff

Nicot, Jean-Philippe

Dr. Nicot's research interests include numerical modeling of multiphase flow and contaminant transport in both the unsaturated and saturated zones; geochemical modeling and reactive transport; water resources management;... More
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Paine, Jeffrey

Jeff is the coordinator of near-surface geophysics projects at the Bureau. His principal research interest, geophysical applications in the shallow subsurface, combines an academic background in geophysics and extensive ... More
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Physical Hydrogeology (GEO 391C)

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Physical Hydrology (GEO 376S; GEO 382S)

Modern conceptual and methodological approaches to hydrological science: qualitative assessment of hydrological processes, quantitative representation, approaches to measurement, and treatment of uncertainty. Major compo... More
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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
Degree Plans & Curricula

Policy and Law Module - Energy and Earth Resources (MA)

The Energy and Earth Resources Graduate Program provides the opportunity for students to prepare themselves in management, finance, economics, law and policy leading to analytical and leadership positions in resource rel... More
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Population Geography (URB 305; GRG 309)

Population size, distribution, and characteristics are related to a wide variety of geographic, social, economic, political, and environmental issues and problems. With that in mind, this course examines population proce... More
Research & Initiatives

Pre-Industrial Land Use and Anthropogenic Climate Change

An ongoing research collaboration that seeks to quantify the climatic impacts of pre-European and post-European contact land use change in the Americas. Current research seeks to reconstruct land use change using paleoco... More
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Proseminar in Environmental Geography (GRG 372K)

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Reedy, Robert

Robert Reedy's research interests include hydrologic data analysis, field instrumentation systems design, installation, computer applications and programming-databases, CAD, GIS, Fortran, Visual Basic, and data-acquisiti... More
Faculty & Staff

Reible, Danny

Dr. Reible is the Bettie Margaret Smith Chair of Environmental Health Engineering at the University of Texas and Coordinator of Environmental and Water Resources in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmenta... More
Courses

Research and Communication Seminar (EVS 311)

EVS 141 engages in discussions of student career development and opportunities in environmental science and sustainability. More
Research & Initiatives

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and Teachers (RET): Global Change and Its Impacts

ESI's NSF funded REU/RET program on Global Change and Its Impacts provides research experience for Undergraduates and Teachers to learn and do research in the environmental sciences. More
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Research in Climate Physics (GEO 394)

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Research in Groundwater Recharge (GEO 394)

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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
Degree Plans & Curricula

Resource Economics and Econometrics Module - Energy and Earth Resources (MA)

The Energy and Earth Resources Graduate Program provides the opportunity for students to prepare themselves in management, finance, economics, law and policy leading to analytical and leadership positions in resource?rel... More
Courses

Restoration Ecology (LAR 385)

This course examines key concepts underlying ecological mechanisms from the plant through landscape scale as it pertains to ecological and sustainable landscape design. It introduces basic principles of ecology and how t... More
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Rivers and Landscapes: Fluvial Geomorphology (GRG 338C)

Fluvial geomorphology is a comprehensive science that examines the evolution, structure, function, and dynamics of river systems. Because of the many ways in which humans alter rivers and landscapes fluvial geomorphology... More
Faculty & Staff

Romanak, Katherine Duncker

Dr. Romanak's research interests include geochemistry and isotope systematics of carbon cycling in the vadose zone and in freshwater aquifers; soil-gas monitoring and surface gas flux measurements at CO2 sequestration si... More
Research & Initiatives

SACROC Historic Oil Field

The Gulf Coast Carbon Center has been conducting a major research project in the Scurry Area Canyon Reef Operators (SACROC) oilfield near the eastern edge of the Permian Basin in Scurry County, Texas. Since 1972 over 175... 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
Research & Initiatives

SECARB Stacked Storage Test

The Bureau of Economic Geology Gulf Coast Carbon Center is currently conducting a $34 million multi-year field study of sequestration and monitoring strategies for long-term storage of carbon dioxide. The site for the pr... More
Faculty & Staff

Seibert, Frank

Frank Seibert is the Technical Manager of the Separations Research Program at The University of Texas at Austin. The Separations Research Program is a consortium composed of approximately 20 industrial companies that sup... More
Courses

Seminar in Marine Science (BIO 101C)

Topics in biology that are especially relevant to current issues and problems in modern society. May not be counted toward a degree in biology. Some sections are offered on the pass/fail basis only; these are identified ... More
Research & Initiatives

Sequestration of Greenhouse Gases in Brine Formations

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by injecting unwanted gases into unused deep-brine-bearing aquifers is an attractive option because large-volume sinks underlie many carbon dioxide sources. In this study, funded by DOE/... More
Faculty & Staff

Sharp, John

Dr. Sharp's hydrogeological research covers flow in fractured rocks, thermohaline free convection, fracture skin effects, regional flow in carbonate rocks, hydrology of arid and semi-arid zones, subsidence and coastal la... More
Faculty & Staff

Simmons, Mark

Mark Simmons is the Director of the Ecosystem Design Group at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, at the University of Texas at Austin. His duties are divided between the research program, teaching, and environmenta... More
Faculty & Staff

Smyth, Rebecca

Rebecca Smyth research interests include studies related to geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide; hydrogeologic assessment of sites impacted by petroleum exploration and production activities; LIDAR (Light Detection ... More
Courses

Spring Water Resource Planning and Management (CE 385D)

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Degree Plans & Curricula

Sustainability Track - Geography and the Environment (BA)

The Environmental Resource Management track, within the Bachelor of Arts degree program in Geography, allows students to develop technical skills in the discipline of geography. The goal is to produce graduates with a fe... More
Faculty & Staff

Swearingen, Scott

Sociology, sustainability, service-learning, urban development, planning. More
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Taxation of Natural Resources (LAW 374N)

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The Human Overpopulation Crisis (FS 301)

Why are humans in such a state of total denial about what we are doing to this planet? People are becoming aware of some of the many consequences of overpopulation, but most still refuse to recognize the underlying cause... More
Research & Initiatives

The Nexus of Energy and Water in Texas

Sponsors: National Science Foundation, Texas State Energy Conservation Office, Energy Foundation, Texas Water Development Board (TXWDB), private donors More
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The Scientific Basis of Environmental Issues (UGS 302)

Environmental issues ranging from global warming to invasive species are often in the news. The political issues are difficult to evaluate but the scientific ones should not be because science should be objective and tes... More
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Topics in United States History: Building America, Engineering Society and Culture from 1867-1980 (HIS 317L)

This course looks at roughly 100 years of building in American society. It will focus on the ways in which politicians, architects, engineers, construction workers, naturalists, environmentalists, novelists, filmmakers a... More
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Transboundary Water Resources (CE 397)

Availability of an adequate supply of water of acceptable quality has been identified as one of the pressing problems facing many countries in the next decades. Further, most water sources in many parts of the world are ... More
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Trevino, Ramon

Ramon Trevino's research interests include carbon storage and sequestration; and sequence stratigraphic interpretation and reservoir characterization. More
Courses

Unit Operations in Water and Wastewater Treatment (CE 385M)

Physical, chemical and biological unit operations for water treatment and pollution control problems. One lecture hours and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and Civil Enginee... More
Research & Initiatives

Using Satellite Data and Fully coupled Regional Hydrologic, Ecological and Atmospheric Models to Study Complex Coastal Environmental Processes

This proposal seeks to improve our understanding of how linked upland and estuarine ecosystems respond to combined changes in the hydrological and nutrient cycles that result from changes in climate and land use/land cov... More
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Villareal, Tracy

My research interests are in understanding the processes and interactions that structure phytoplankton communities. I have two major research areas: Harmful algal species (particularly ciguatera causing dinoflagellates a... More
Courses

Water and Society (TC 357)

Topics will include an introduction to quantitative concepts in water, including the differences among treatment methods and technologies, but will primarily focus on the societal aspects, such as culture, economics, war... More
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Water and Wastewater Treatment: Advanced Treatment Processes (CE 385L.3)

Principles of treatment of domestic and industrial water, wastewater and sludges. More
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Water and Wastewater Treatment: Physical and Chemical Treatment (CE 385L.1)

Principles of treatment of domestic and industrial water, wastewater and sludges. Three lecture hours or two and one-halflecture hours and one laboratory hour a week for one semester. 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 Pollution Chemistry (CE 390N )

Advanced topics in the application of engineering solutions to chemical problems in freshwater and marine environments. More
Degree Plans & Curricula

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

Current research within the Water Quality Management major area of emphasis, within the EWRE program, focuses on the processes and engineering systems that control the quality, transport, and fate of surface and subsurfa... More
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Water Quality Modeling (CE 385K.3)

Analysis of water quality in natural systems and of effects of wastewater discharges. Mathematical modeling of water quality, including dissolved oxygen, nutrients, and toxic substances in lakes, reservoirs, and estuarie... More
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Water Quality: Stream, Impoundment, and Estuarine Analysis I (CE 385K.1)

Analysis of water quality in natural systems and of effects of wastewater discharges. Basic physical, chemical, and biological properties of streams, impoundments, estuaries, and coastal waters; methods for analysis of ... More
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Water Quality: Stream, Impoundment, and Estuarine Analysis II (CE 385K.2)

Analysis of water quality in natural systems and of effects of wastewater discharges. Application of methods of analysis to development of a water quality management plan for a water body in Texas. Additional prerequisi... More
Research & Initiatives

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
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Water Resources Development and Policies (CE 397)

Analysis of water resources projects, particularly international water projects, with emphasis on engineering planning considerations and their relation to governmental policies. 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 Resources Planning (CRP 387C)

Throughout the nation, as well as around the world, watershed management practices and the provision of drinking water and wastewater infrastructure are major determinants of growth. More
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Water Resources Planning and Mangement (CE 385D )

Application of engineering economics, microeconomic theory, and operations research to the planning and management of water systems; major topics include flood control, hydroelectric power, water supply, multiobjective p... More
Research & Initiatives

Water Sustainability in Natural and Agricultural Ecosystems in the Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India

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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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
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Wind Energy (LAW 379M)

"Wind Energy will cover federal and state governmental incentives for wind- generated electricity; regulations dealing with the location of wind farms; acquisition and content of wind leases; issues, such as claims of nu... More
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Wind Energy & Other Renewables (LAW 397S)

The seminar will focus primarily on the legal issues surrounding commercial wind energy development, including siting, regulatory, electric transmission, and environmental issues. At least one session will be devoted to ... More
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Wind Law (LAW 279M)

"Wind Law will cover federal and state governmental incentives for wind- generated electricity; regulations dealing with the location of wind farms; acquisition and content of wind leases; issues, such as claims of nuisa... More
Faculty & Staff

Yang, Changbing

Dr. Yang's research interests include numerical modeling of multiphase flow and contaminant transport in both the unsaturated and saturated zones; geochemical modeling and reactive transport; inverse modeling of non-isot... More
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Young, Duncan

Dr. Young's research interests include radar sounding of ice sheets and icy bodies, basal properties of ice sheets, and the influence of geology on ice sheet structure. More