The world faces many critical challenges to include population growth, climate change and food shortages. Water and food security are central to these challenges, affecting both humans and nature alike. Solutions to water security issues require that we overcome critical knowledge gaps on the interaction between water, soil and air, thus addressing current and emerging environmental problems that are of near and long-term interest to our nation and the world.
The long term research agenda for CESEP is to provide answers to questions of importance to many current and emerging problems such as the management of water resources in dry land, the transport of pollutants through soils, understanding the environment in which landmines and unexploded ordinances are placed, and increasing the efficiency of soil borehole thermal energy storage systems etc.
The basic aim of research associated with CESEP is to combine theoretical, numerical and experimental approaches to address hydrological processes occurring near the earth’s surface. This is accomplished by performing detailed and highly controlled experiments at various scales that are then used to develop and test theories and numerical multiphase models of flow and transport alike.
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