About Hydrologic Sciences

Hydrologic Sciences has grown steadily over the years, and built a strong program of research, development and education in the hydrologic sciences.


Hydrologic Sciences supports the DRI mission by conducting research and educational activities across the breadth that defines hydrologic science. The mission of Hydrologic Sciences is to improve society's fundamental knowledge and understanding of hydrologic systems and to encourage more effective and efficient management of water resources. We effect our mission through multidisciplinary research and education with a support staff of graduate research assistants, technicians, and information processing specialists who assist the researchers with their projects. By these means, Hydrologic Sciences increases scientific knowledge, assists in solving environmental problems, contributes to economic development, and improves human health and welfare.

Connection With Higher Education

In addition to research, many of our faculty hold joint appointments in water resource-related academic departments at the University of Nevada, Reno, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where they teach, advise students and direct graduate student theses. Conversely, the Institute is able to draw upon the variety of expertise available within the University System and to involve faculty and students in collaborative research efforts.

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