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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 Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment (SSEBE), Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory (GFL), and the School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE). 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 and the Fulton Professor of Hydrosystems Engineering. 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. Prof. Enrique Vivoni honored as a 2021 AAAS Fellow, see ASU News
  2. Prof. Enrique Vivoni named Fulton Professor of Hydrosystems Engineering
  3. Zhaocheng Wang receives the Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy doctoral fellowship. Congratulations!
  4. Ruby Hurtado receives Jornada LTER summer fellowship. Congratulations!
  5. Jacob Murray from Ohio State University will be a summer REU fellow with our group. Welcome!
  6. Our research group moves into a new building ISTB7 and the Global Futures Laboratory for Spring 2022.
  7. Our research group welcomes Ruby Hurtado as a new MS student beginning in Spring 2022!
  8. Check out the US-Mexico TEAM website at
  9. A new paper has been accepted in Ecohydrology (Kindler et al. 2022). Congratulations to all co-authors!
  10. A new paper has been published in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology (Vivoni et al. 2022). Congratulations to the author team!
  11. A new paper has been published in the Journal of the American Water Resources Association (Wang et al. 2021). Congratulations to Zhaocheng and team!
  12. NASA highlights ASU project with CAP on Colorado River Basin modeling at NASA Strengthens Our Resilience to Drought
  13. Public News Service presents research on Colorado River basin. See and listen at PNS
  14. KJZZ Phoenix features our efforts in using Planet Data for detecting arid flows. See and listen at KJZZ
  15. KJZZ Phoenix presents research outcomes from Encanto Park study. See and listen at KJZZ
  16. National Science Foundation features hydrologic research from our Jornada work! See NSF Press Release
  17. Arizona Republic features monsoon hydrology from our research group! See Arizona Republic
  18. AAAS features oasis effect in urban parks from our group efforts! See Eureka Alerts from AAAS
  19. AAAS features global floodplain mapping products from our collaborative work! See Eureka Alerts from AAAS
  20. Physics World features US-Mexico land and water use changes from our group! See Physics World

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.