Center for Water Resources and Environmental Research
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Professor Reza M. Khanbilvardi, Director
Office: T - 107
Tel.: (212) 650-8099
The Center for Water Resource and Environmental research (CWRER) was established in 1993 in order to meet the needs for interdisciplinary study and education in the area of the natural resources, water and environment.
The Center is tackling the diverse and interdisciplinary problems of water resources and environmental issues with broad approaches beginning with research on the sources of natural hazard, pollution movement, surface water and groundwater cleanup, wetland preservation, reservoir protection, watershed management, hydraulics and hydrology of natural flow systems, nonpoint source pollution, preservation of ecology, and related topics. Included are both technical and social/political issues arising from these problems.
The Center's main objectives are:
Directions of Activity
The CWRER was organized to coordinate efforts of researchers in studying various problems of water resources and environment protection, especially those where multi-disciplinary and/or multi-national approach is needed. The CWRER activity covers the following areas:
Surface Water Problems:
Water Treatment Problems:
Ecological and Health Problems:
Besides research activity, educational one is also taking place. The Center is offering monthly research seminars, educational course works (i.e. short courses) on water resources, environmental engineering, environmental ecology, for career development, for operator training, and for public information. The research, educational and training programs are being carried out in close cooperation with the city, state, and federal agencies responsible for water and environmental resources protection and conservation, as well as organizations representing the public interest.
The Center has created a Home Page
(http://earth.engr.ccny.cuny.edu/water/) on the World-Wide Web computer network for establishing an active communication with the scientific and engineering communities. This will be used as a tool for public relation, distribution of research findings, sharing information, and outreach activities.