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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 opinion piece has been published in Atmosfera (Vivoni 2020). Congratulations!
  2. A new paper has been published in Scientific Reports (Schreiner-McGraw et al. 2020). Congratulations!
  3. Welcome to Danielle Smilovsky who will be joining the research group as a PhD student!
  4. Congratulations to Kristen Whitney for being selected as a Babbitt Center Dissertation Fellow!
  5. Congratulations to Zhaocheng Wang for passing his PhD Comprehensive Exam!
  6. National Science Foundation features hydrologic research from our Jornada work! See NSF Press Release
  7. Arizona Republic features monsoon hydrology from our research group! See Arizona Republic
  8. AAAS features global floodplain mapping products from our collaborative work! See Eureka Alerts from AAAS
  9. Physics World features US-Mexico land and water use changes from our group! See Physics World
  10. El Universal newspaper publishes opinion piece on US-Mexico education and relations! See El Universal
  11. Horizontal and ASU Convergence Lab host dialog on Water Issues in Mexico City. See Horizontal
  12. 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.