The Center for Water Resources and Environmental Research (CWRER), commonly known as The City Water Center was established in 1993, to meet the needs for interdisciplinary study and education in 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, wetland preservation, watershed management, hydraulics and hydrology of natural flow systems, climate change impact on water and energy, preservation of ecology, and related topics. Included are both technical and social/political issues arising from these problems.
The Center’s main objectives are:
* Conduct research to develop strategies for Climate Change Adaptation
* Develop framework for quantifying and analyzing Climate-induced Water Risk
* Conduct multi-disciplinary research on protection of the environment and minimization of pollution hazards to the Water Resources, Hydrological and Ecological Systems.
* Train and education for environmental and Water Resources Management Systems.
* Develop technologies for Hydrological Extremes Monitoring and Prediction.
* Encourage International Collaboration on Water Challenges at Regional and Global Scales.
The City Water Center Current Research Themes
Droughts and Food Security: This initiative is designed towards understanding the exposure of a region to climate and demand induced droughts and developing supervised scenarios food security and to increase regional resilience to periodic shocks.
Remote Sensing Floods: This is motivated towards developing climate informed flood risk assessment using multitude of using high resolution radar data and geographic information systems.