DHS: Division of Hydrologic Sciences

The mission of the DHS is to improve society's fundamental knowledge and understanding of hydrologic systems and to encourage more effective and efficient management of water resources.

 

Research Science Themes

Browse DHS projects by scientific theme.
Aquatic Systems
Cryosphere
Geochemistry & Water Quality
Groundwater Modeling
Hydrogeology
Surface Water Hydrology
Vadose Zone Hydrology
 

Research Programs

Learn more about the scientific programs and research topics DHS scientists are working on.
 

Graduate Student Programs

DHS faculty offer courses and graduate assistantships at UNR and UNLV.
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Labs and Capabilities

DHS offers unique experimental testing facilities and services for design, sampling, monitoring, analysis, and data interpretation.
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Hydraulic fracking capabilities (PDF)
 

Air
Atmospheric Sciences (DAS)
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Air quality and atmospheric research including meteorology, visibility and pollutant transport.
NEWS • LABS & CAPABILITIES


Western Regional Climate Center
Climate Information and Data Services
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Providing jointly developed products, services and capabilities that enhance the delivery of public climate info.
CURRENT OBSERVATIONS


Diversity at DRI
An Inclusive Mission of Research Excellence
Diversity at DRI
Offering a supportive and diverse environment for our students, faculty/staff and visitors.
 

Land and Life
Earth and Ecosystems Sciences (DEES)
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Research into changing landscapes including the soils, plants, animals and humans that affect them.
NEWS • LABS & CAPABILITIES


GreenPower Program
K-12 Outreach and Education
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Supporting Nevada educators in science-based, environmental education with free tools, resources, and training.
NEWS • WHAT WE DO


Renewable Energy at DRI
Discovering New Energy Production Methods
dri-renewable-energyExpanding renewable energy research throughout Nevada and around the U.S.

Water
Hydrologic Sciences (DHS)
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Study of the natural and human factors that influence the availability and quality of water resources.
NEWS • LABS & CAPABILITIES


DRI Nevada Medal Event
2014 Medalist - Dr. Albert "Yu-Min" Lin
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Proudly honoring outstanding achievement in science and engineering with gala events in Reno and Las Vegas.


Nevada Center of Excellence
Supporting Nevada's Economic Development
Center of ExcellenceCombining NSHE water expertise and IBM’s advanced technologies to grow tomorrow's workforce.