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Water Resources Engineering and Water Hazard Mitigation

Teaching Objectives

The water resources engineering program focuses on fundamental researches, such as hydrological and bioenvironmental system monitoring, water hazard mitigation, etc.  Moreover, advanced researches are thriving in a variety of aspects that consist of efficient stream flow measurement, nonpoint source pollution control, watershed and water resource management, hydrological and meteorological factor’s assessment on disaster prevention and water resource planning, water quality and quantity modeling and field monitoring, and evaluation of climate change effects on disaster mitigation and water resource management.  The teaching objectives of the program emphasize both theoretical elaboration and practical operation, both of which are closely connected to hydrologic engineering employment.  Additionally, the students are expected to develop problem-solving skills with aids of state-of-the-art facilities and well-designed courses.

Research Prospects


           Laboratory experiments and field observations


           Stochastic hydraulics

           River pollution monitoring / control

           Infiltration and groundwater recharge assessment

           Real-time monitoring and decision support systems

           Terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem modeling and conservation

           Water hazard mitigation and associate managements

           Risk assessment and decision analysis of water resources engineering projects

           Investigation of disaster-prone areas and adaption strategy planning

           Nonpoint source pollution control and monitoring at both field and watershed scales

           Groundwater level /water quality monitoring

           Vulnerability analysis and pollution control of groundwater aquifer

           Chemical fate and transport in the aquatic ecosystem

Future Perspectives

This program aims to provide an extraordinary and challenging education and meanwhile, maintain a strong and cutting edge research reputation.  Continuous efforts will proceed and concentrate on hydrologic monitoring automation, water hazard mitigation, and sustainable utilization of water resources.  The graduates will be well educated and prepared for proficiency in both analysis and synthesis of hydrologic engineering design, the adaption strategies to extreme events induced from climate change, and water resources management improvements.  In addition to general and technical education, this program also contrives to benefit productivity elevation of agriculture and industrials, strengthen the quality of hydrologic engineering, promote the interdisciplinary cooperation and preserve a healthy ecosystem.