Ice engineering

Water Resources

We are recognized internationally for our research contributions including the creation of one of the largest hydraulic modeling facilities in Canada – the 1240 m2 T. Blench Hydraulics Lab.

Water resources engineers deal with the control and utilization of water by society. They study the physical processes of water flow essential to the understanding, protection, and improvement of the environment. Water resources engineers develop solutions for flood control, water distribution, wastewater collection, irrigation drainage, river navigation, facilitation and hydroelectric power development.

Career possibilities:

  • Government authorities
  • Computer analyst
  • Climate change impact planning
  • Hydrologist
  • Resource management
  • Designing and engineering water systems

Areas of specialization

  • Air-sea interactions
  • Computational hydraulics
  • Dynamics and mixing of stratified flows
  • Environmental fluid mechanics and hydraulics
  • Hydraulic processes of watershed by remote sensing and modeling
  • Hydraulic structures
  • Hydroclimatology and climate change
  • River-ice processes and hydraulics
  • Urban hydraulics



Dr. Thian Gan

Dr. Mark Loewen

Dr. Yuntong She

Dr. David Zhu

Dr. Evan Davies