Increasing water demand and reduced supplies are stressing communities and ecosystems. We train the next generation of talented, diverse students to solve challenges at the interface of water and ecology, or "ecohydrology". Our faculty and classes prepare students with cutting-edge skills and scientific knowledge needed to solve the most pressing water issues in Nevada and beyond.

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To learn to solve a wide variety of water problems with science. Or, explore other areas of interest below.

Faculty with expertise in water:


Expertise: mercury, trifluoroacetic acid and organophosphate pesticide pollution in water.


Expertise: the interactions among plant, soil and hydrologic processes in terrestrial systems.


Expertise: water sustainability in response to change in the environment and water demand.


Expertise: human health risk assessment of exposure to contaminated water.