Ranked fourth best in the country by U.S. News and World Report, UT's Department of Civil Engineering offers graduate degrees (M.S. and Ph.D.) in civil engineering with an emphasis on water resources through its Environmental and Water Resources Engineering (EWRE) program. With a large and diverse faculty, the program offers a broad array of courses and research opportunities--from hydrology to treatment processes for water and wastewater, from hydraulics to environmental pollution transport, from groundwater to hazardous waste. Examples of current research include the use of GIS in water resources planning, engineering, and management; treatment of hazardous waste by supercritical water oxidation; numerical simulation of groundwater pollutant transport under natural and engineered conditions; and physical simulation of meandering rivers and highway runoff during rain events. Approximately 100 full-time graduate students enjoy the benefits of these research opportunities as well as an open curriculum that encourages selection of courses that best suit their interests. The Center for Research in Water Resources, located at UT's J.J. Pickle Research Campus in north Austin, is the central focus for the University's water research efforts, CRWR's 24,000-square foot laboratory building houses large-scale physical models, instrumentation, and data acquisition systems necessary for hydraulic and environmental studies.
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