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2004-Star-B1 Regional Development, Population Trend and Technology Change Impacts on Future Air Pollution Emissions

Urban development results in changes to land use and land cover and, consequently, to biogenic and anthropogenic emissions, meteorological processes, and processes such as dry deposition that influence future predictions... More
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Advanced Environmental Law - Air & Water (LAW 341L)

"This course will begin with an introduction to pollution control, the common law antecedents, and early statutory developments. The remainder of the course will be devoted to an intensive study of the Clean Air Act and ... More
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Advances in CO2 Injection and Storage in Geologic Formations (GEO 391)

This class is a cross disciplinary, project-based course in new technology for greenhouse gas emissions reductions. Topics covered will include multiphase fluid flow, pore scale studies, imaging micromodels, capillary an... 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
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Air Pollution Control (CE 396L.3)

Sources, transport, fate, impacts, characteristics, and control of air contaminants; source control and prevention; urban air quality; occupational and residential indoor air quality. Design of air pollution control sys... More
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Air Pollution Engineering (CE 369L: CE 396L)

Sources, transport, fate, impacts, characteristics, and control of air contaminants; source control and prevention; urban air quality; occupational and residential indoor air quality. May be repreated for credit when top... More
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Air Quality Research Program

The specific goal of the State of Texas Air Quality Research Program (AQRP) is to support scientific research related to Texas air quality, in the areas of emissions inventory development, atmospheric chemistry, meteorol... 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
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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
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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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Atmosphere Transport and Dispersion Model (CE 396L.5 )

Mathematical models of contaminant transport in the atmosphere; atmospheric turbulence and air pollution meteorology; Gaussian plume, gradient transport, and higher-order closure models; theoretical development and pract... 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
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Bacteria Levels in Discharges from Road Right-of-Way

Excessive bacteria concentrations are the most common cause of water quality impairments in Texas, with almost 300 waterbodies identifi ed by the Texas Commission on Environment Quality (TCEQ) as not meeting state stand... 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

Bhat, Chandra

Dr. Bhat's research interests include transportation systems analysis, travel demand modeling, policy evaluation of the effect of transportation control measures on mobility and mobile source emissions, marketing researc... More
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Biodiversity Conservation (GRG 392M)

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Brownfields Seminar: Redeveloping Contaminated Land (CRP 383)

Brownfields typically are abandoned, idled, or underused industrial or commercial land and buildings where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination.1 The cleanup and subs... More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Building Energy and Environments Program -- Architectural Engineering (MSE)

The Building Energy and Environments program (BEE) consists of faculty, staff and students who focus on a wide range of issues related to building environments. These issues include building energy usage, energy flows, a... More
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Building Energy and Environments Technical Area Option - Architectural Engineering (BS)

The Building Environmental Systems area of practice involves the design of the building environment thermal comfort, acoustics and noise control, indoor air quality, illumination, and plumbing and electrical systems. Thi... More
Faculty & Staff

Burgin, John

Dr. Burgin's research interests include water resources planning and management; network optimization; and expert geographic information systems. More
Centers & Institutes

Center for Energy and Environmental Resources (CEER)

The Center for Energy and Environmental Resources (CEER) serves as a liaison for energy and environmental research, education, and public service at the University of Texas at Austin. It focuses on efficient and economic... 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 Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering

The mission of the Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Research (CPGE) is to encourage and develop interdisciplinary research in petroleum and geosystems engineering as well as other areas related to energy a... 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
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 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
Faculty & Staff

Civins, Jeff

Mr. Civins specializes in all aspects of environmental law and toxic tort litigation and has taught a seminar on Environmental Litigation each Spring since 1992. More
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Coastal Watersheds (MSN F152T)

This field-based course will emphasize river water sampling and flow measurement techniques that are essential for estimating the transport of materials from land into the coastal ocean. More
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Communicating about Science and the Environment (COM 370)

Global Climate Change represents just one topic in one of the “hottest” fields in communication--reporting on science and the environment. Add in Austin and Texas’ intricate environmental challenges--from water sup... 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
Faculty & Staff

Corsi, Richard L.

Dr. Corsi's research focuses on the physics and chemistry of indoor air. He has served as principal investigator on over 60 research projects, ranging from the sorptive interactions between polar/non-polar VOCs and indoo... 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
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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 Energy Efficient and Healthy Buildings (ARE 370; ARE 381E; CE 381E)

Design of buildings for low energy use and optimal indoor air quality. Includes ventilation, energy efficiency, moisture problems, and prevention by design. 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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Developing a Fundamental Understanding of the Chemistry of Warm Mix Additives

Porous friction course (PFC), more than any other pavement surface, serve to reduce tire-pavement noise and are used in lieu of or together with noise barriers to reduce sound levels in urban areas. PFC's enhance the dra... 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
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Development of Predictive Model for Bridge Deck Cracking and Strength Development

Early-age cracking, typically caused by drying shrinkage (and often coupled with autogenous and thermal shrinkage), can have several detrimental effects on long-term behavior and durability. Cracking can also provide ing... More
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Drinking Water: Treatment and Public Health Issues (CE 385W)

Topics to be discussed are Drinking Water Regulations, Oxidation and Disinfection, Natural Organic Matter and Disinfection By-Products, Membrane Processes, Membrane Processes, Inorganics: Issues and Treatment, Synthetic ... More
Faculty & Staff

Durrenberger, Cyril

Cyril Durrenberger is a Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering and a Research Fellow at the Center for Energy and Environmental Resources at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests lie in issues relate... More
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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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Effects of Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico

The dead zone is an area of the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast where extremely low oxygen levels (hypoxia) at the ocean floor have killed or forced out marine organisms. Increased nutrients in the Mississippi Riv... More
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Energy and Indoor Air Quality: Field Measurements (ARE 383;CE397)

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Energy Use and Opportunities in the Wastewater Treatment Sector

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Engineering and Management of Municipal and Industrial Residuals (CE 388N)

Characterization and collection of solid wastes; biological, chemical and physical principles and integrated systems applicable to the treatment and disposal of municipal and industrial reduals. Two lecture hours and thr... More
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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 Analysis (CE 390L )

This course is designed to introduce the student to the principles of environmental chemistry and methods for the analysis of environmental samples. The principles of a given analysis should be understood before any anal... More
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Environmental Clinic (LAW 397C; LAW 397D)

In this clinic, students will work to improve environmental quality and protect the public health of low-income communities in Texas. The clinic's projects are varied and have involved work in federal and state court, be... 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 Science Emphasis - Environmental and Water Resources Engineering (MSE/PhD)

The goal of the Environmental Engineering Science emphasis area, within the EWRE program, is to determine the fate and transport of pollutants and develop an understanding of the fundamental chemical and biochemical reac... 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 Engineering Technical Option Area - Chemical Engineering (BS)

Chemical engineers are uniquely qualified to contribute to the solution of environmental problems and to design processes and products that minimize environmental hazards. From pollution prevention by process optimizatio... More
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Environmental Health (HED 370K)

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to and overview of the key areas of environmental health. Using the perspectives of the population and community, the course will cover factors associated ... More
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Environmental Journalism (J 349T, J 395)

Global Climate Change represents just one topic in one of the "hottest" fields in journalism--reporting on the environment. Add in Austin and Texas' intricate environmental challenges--from water supply and quality, to i... More
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Environmental Law and Policy: Nature, Law, and Society (CRP 383)

This course is about environmental law, a subject that necessarily includes consideration of environmental science, environmental economics, and environmental policy as essential elements of its analysis. In addition to ... 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
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Environmental Sampling and Analysis (CE 370K)

Principles of environmental chemistry; measurement of contaminants in air, water, and land environments; applications to municipal, industrial, and ambient samples. 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
Faculty & Staff

Freeman, Benny

Professor Benny Freeman received the 2008 Award for Excellence in Industrial Gases Technology for his work on gas separations using membranes. Freeman was recognized for a number of contributions to his field. For exampl... 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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Geoenvironmental Engineering (CE 387C)

The overall objective of this course is to provide an understanding of the use of geotechnical concepts in the analysis and design of environmental systems. Focus will be placed on the evaluation of waste containment fac... 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
Research & Initiatives

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission Factor Development Project

Currently, the primary source of information on methane emissions from the natural gas industry is a study conducted in 1996 for the Gas Research Institute (GRI) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). While ... 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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Hazardous Waste Management (CE 346K; CE 385J)

Legal and technological approaches to effective and sustainable control of hazardous wastes and contaminated sites, studied through problem evaluation and solution. More
Faculty & Staff

Hodges, Ben

Dr. Hodges' interests are centered on environmental fluid mechanics. His work typically involves studying the physics of transport in surface water (lakes, rivers, estuaries and wetlands) and linkages between hydrodynami... More
Faculty & Staff

Hovorka, Susan

Dr. Susan Hovorka is interested in the application of geological techniques to environmental problems, particularly focusing on the issue of permeability in both tight and very transmissive systems. This interest has lea... More
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Human Exposure Analysis (CE 397)

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Human Exposure to Indoor Air Pollution (CE 396L.6)

This course will focus on human inhalation exposure to pollution in both the gaseous and particle (liquid and solid) phases. The emphasis will be on non-industrial indoor environments, but the underlying principles and t... 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
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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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
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Indoor Air Quality: Transport and Control (CE 389T; ARE 389T)

Transport and control of indoor pollutants. Includes particulate removal and pollutant transport into and within indoor environments. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in archit... 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
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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 Environmental Engineering (CE 341 )

This course is designed to introduce the student to the principles of environmental engineering. Topics include material balances, environmental chemistry, risk assessment, air quality, water quality, and wastewater trea... 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
Faculty & Staff

Kinney, Kerry

Dr. Kinney's research in environmental engineering focuses on the beneficial application of microorganisms to the treatment of pollutants in the environment. Her research team develops biological treatment systems for co... More
Faculty & Staff

Kirisits, Mary Jo

Dr. Kirisits's teaching interests include biological treatment processes, biofilms, environmental microbiology, and molecular biology. Her research emphasizes the importance of applying the tools of molecular biology and... More
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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
Faculty & Staff

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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Living With A Planet (GEO 302P)

Environmental change on local and global scales, as a result of natural and anthropogenic causes. The human dimension of global change, including air and water pollution, desertification, deforestation, use of resources,... 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
Faculty & Staff

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
Faculty & Staff

Malina, Joseph

Biological treatment of municipal and industrial wastewaters; handling, treatment, and disposal of municipal sludges; industrial residuals and hazardous wastes; solid waste engineering; computer-aided-engineering of wast... More
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Marine Ecology (MNS 320; MNS 384J)

Study of ecological processes at different levels of integration in marine ecosystems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Biology 311D, and Chemistry 302 or 302H More
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Marine Environmental Science (MNS 354Q)

Application of the principles of marine science to the study of environmental issues: toxicology, biogeochemical cycles, and biological and ecological impacts of zenobiotic materials in the coastal zone. Three lecture ho... More
Centers & Institutes

Marine Science Institute

The Marine Institute is dedicated to the three central functions of a major university (research, education, and outreach) as they apply to the Texas coastal zone and other marine environments. As an organized research u... More
Faculty & Staff

McDonald-Buller, Elena

Dr. Elena McDonald-Buller is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. She currently oversees a research group at the ... More
Faculty & Staff

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
Faculty & Staff

Min, Dong-Ha

Dong-Ha Min studies decadal-scale ocean circulation and property changes due to recent climate variability by using chemical tracer observation, data analysis, and modeling. Min has conducted the ocean change research in... More
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Modeling of Air and Pollutant Flows in Buildings (ARE 383; ARE 372; CE 397)

Fundamentals of indoor airflow modeling, use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for air quality and thermal comfort analyses, application of CFD for analysis of air velocity, temperature, humidity, and contaminant dis... More
Faculty & Staff

Murphy, Cynthia

Cynthia Folsom Murphy is a Research Associate for the Center for Energy and Environmental Resources, at the University of Texas at Austin. Her primary research interests lie in the area of environmental and economic asse... More
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Particles in Water (CE 397)

The science and engineering of behavior of particles in water. Interactions of particles with the solution and other particles (double layer, hydrodynamics), and engineering processes for particle removal (flocculation, ... More
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Performance of Permeable Friction Course (PFC) Pavements Over Time

There are many important design, construction, and maintenance issues associated with permeable friction courses (PFC) that have been increasingly utilized by TxDOT over the past several years based on safety and environ... More
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Photocatalytic NOx/HRVOC/O3 Removal in Transportation Applications

The focus of the proposed research is intensive and thorough testing of three commercial photocatalytic coatings applied to portland cement concrete to provide accurate data that are representative of highway application... More
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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
Faculty & Staff

Pope, Gary

Professor Gary A. Pope is the Director of the Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He holds the Texaco Centennial Chair in Petroleum Engineering, where he has taught since... More
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Principles of Marine Science: Topic 22, Oceanography (MNS 352)

Consideration of current understanding of the chemistry and biology of the oceans. Lectures, laboratory, and fieldwork. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the ... 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
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Research in Groundwater Recharge (GEO 394)

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Rochelle, Gary

Control of air pollution by acid gases, carbon dioxide, and air toxics, CO2 capture, flue gas desulfurization, acid gas treating, CO2 mass transfer with chemical reaction, electrolyte thermodynamics, reaction kinetics in... 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
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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
Faculty & Staff

Shank, G. Christopher

Coastal waters are precious to many people for their natural beauty and recreational resources. Because of their allure, U.S. coastlines (including Texas) are experiencing rapid population increases and consequently, in... 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

Shearer, Allan

Dr. Shearer's research centers how individuals, communities, and societies create scenarios of the future and how these descriptions of possible tomorrows are used to inform present day decisions. Focusing on issues rela... More
Faculty & Staff

Siegel, Jeffrey

Dr. Siegel and his research team have ongoing research on HVAC filtration, portable air cleaners, protecting industrial and residential buildings from extraordinary events, particle resuspension, particle transport and d... More
Research & Initiatives

Sketch Planning Techniques to Assess Regional Air Quality Impacts of Congestion Mitigation Strategies

A quick-response project-planning tool can be extremely valuable in anticipating -- and comparing -- the air quality, emissions, congestion, safety, and other impacts of large-scale network improvements and policy implem... 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
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Spring Water Resource Planning and Management (CE 385D)

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Sullivan, David

Dr. David W. Sullivan is a Research Associate at The University of Texas at Austin Center for Energy and Environmental Resources, where he has been a staff member since September 2005. Some projects on which he has worke... 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
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System-Wide Monitoring Program

The Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) operates a System-Wide Monitoring Program (SWMP) as a nationally-coordinated and standardized program. The goal of the SWMP is to develop quantitative measur... More
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The Greening of the University of Texas at Austin Main Campus

This paper briefly describes UTSOA student team documentations of proposed strategies for a greening of the University of Texas at Austin main campus. The investigations use the campus as a laboratory to explore how to e... More
Faculty & Staff

Thomas, Peter

The release of toxic chemicals into marine and estuarine environments has increased dramatically as a result of rapid industrialization in many regions of the world, but the longterm ecological consequences of increased ... More
Degree Plans & Curricula

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

Current research within the Water and Wastewater Treatment area, within the EWRE program, encompasses the three main categories of treatment processes: separations, biological transformations, and chemical transformation... More
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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

UTest House

The UTest house is a 1300 ft2 manufactured home located at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus at the University of Texas at Austin. The house is a three bedroom/two bathroom home built with conventional materials and has tw... More
Faculty & Staff

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
Faculty & Staff

Wagner, Wendy

Professor Wagner is a leading authority on the use of science by environmental policy-makers. She received a Masters of Environmental Studies in 1984 and her law degree in 1987, both from Yale, where she was Senior Edito... More
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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 Engineering (CE 342)

Prerequisite: C E 341 and credit or registration for C E 319F, or consent of instructor. 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: Biological Wastewater Treatment and Sludge Processing (CE 385L.2 )

Application of Biological Chemical and Physical Principles to the Analysis and Design of Biological Processes for the Treatment of Municipal and Industrial Wastewater and Sludge. 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
Research & Initiatives

Water Quality Performance of Permeable Friction Course on Curbed Sections

The permeable friction course (PFC) has been demonstrated in TxDOT Project 0-5220 to provide a substantial improvement in the quality of highway runoff. This reduction in pollutant concentrations is sufficient to meet th... 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
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
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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 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
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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Water Treatment And Wastewater Treatment Plant Design (CE 386M )

Design of water and wastewater treatment facilities; pumps and hydraulic considerations; design of wasterwater collection systems; design of systems for handling and disposal of residuals. Specific facilities may be sele... More
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Weather and Climate (GRG 301K)

Our study of weather and climate is intended for Geography majors and all others interested in a broad brush examination of the atmospheric and climatic sciences. This study will be introductory in nature with only a ver... More
Faculty & Staff

Xu, Ying

Emissions of SVOCs from polymeric materials and their interaction with airborne particles and interior surfaces More