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Welcome to Hydrologic Science, Engineering and Sustainability at Arizona State University:

Our research group at Arizona State University studies hydrological processes in natural and urban environments and their interactions with ecological, atmospheric and geomorphic phenomenon. In these pages, you can learn about the current projects in our group, our field and modeling activities, our various group members and how to apply to join our group. We are part of the School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE), Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS) and the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment (SSEBE). Thus, we are integrating scientific, engineering and sustainability principles in water resources. Our students are part of graduate programs in Hydrosystems Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Geological Sciences. Prof. Vivoni is the Specialty Area Coordinator for the Graduate Program in Hydrosystems Engineering in SSEBE. Our group is also part of the ASU Global Drylands Center and Decision Center for a Desert City. For opportunities to conduct graduate research with our group, see Contact

Recent News:

  1. A new paper has been accepted in Hydrological Processes (Vivoni et al. 2021). Congratulations to all!
  2. A new paper has been published in Geophysical Research Letters (Vivoni et al. 2020). Congratulations to all!
  3. A new paper has been published in Scientific Reports (Schreiner-McGraw et al. 2020). Congratulations!
  4. A new paper has been published in Atmosfera (Tarin et al. 2020). Congratulations!
  5. Congratulations to Eric Escoto for having passed his PhD comprehensive exam!
  6. Congratulations to Kristen Whitney for being selected as a Babbitt Center Dissertation Fellow!
  7. Congratulations to Kristen Whitney for being awarded an Outstanding Student Award at the American Geophysical Union Fall 2020 meeting!
  8. Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has recently funded work on streamflow regime assessment in the group!
  9. Public News Service presents research on Colorado River basin. See and listen at PNS
  10. KJZZ Phoenix presents research outcomes from Encanto Park study. See and listen at KJZZ
  11. National Science Foundation features hydrologic research from our Jornada work! See NSF Press Release
  12. Arizona Republic features monsoon hydrology from our research group! See Arizona Republic
  13. AAAS features oasis effect in urban parks from our group efforts! See Eureka Alerts from AAAS
  14. AAAS features global floodplain mapping products from our collaborative work! See Eureka Alerts from AAAS
  15. Physics World features US-Mexico land and water use changes from our group! See Physics World
  16. El Universal newspaper publishes opinion piece on US-Mexico education and relations! See El Universal
  17. Horizontal and ASU Convergence Lab host dialog on Water Issues in Mexico City. See Horizontal
  18. Prof. Vivoni appears on national program in Mexico (TV Azteca ADN40 Noticias) speaking about US-Mexico Border issues. See ADN40 TV Azteca

Regional Focus and Opportunities:

Our group has a regional focus in the southwest US and northern Mexico, in particular with respect to US-Mexico border issues. We also have prior efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean, in particular Mexico, Cuba, Brazil and Puerto Rico. Students from Latin American countries are encouraged to contact us.

Research Areas and Publication Map:

Watershed hydrology; ecohydrology; hydrometeorology; environmental sensor networks; geographical information systems; remote sensing; distributed hydrologic modeling; parallel computing; participatory modeling; decision-making support; climate change and land use impacts; sustainability science.