- Water scarcity from limited water quantity and degraded water quality
- increasing demand for expanding global population
- irrigated crop production primary consumer of water resources
- water demand for biofuel production
- Biogeochemical cycling
- natural and anthropogenic contaminants
- sustainable production in context of land use and climate change
The Center for Sustainable Water Resources conducts studies related to water quantity and quality aspects of water resources at local scales using field studies and regional scales using remote sensing and at annual to millennial timescales. Impacts of land use change and climate variability/change are important drivers considered in these studies. The results of these studies will have important implications for development of sustainable water resource programs in different regions.
SWR is located at the Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin and is funded through contract research and Jackson School Endowment funds.