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.
Director and AMAX Endowed Distinguished Chair
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Colorado School of Mines continued its traditional strong showing at the annual meeting of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, winning the Materials Bowl and taking second place in the Bladesm …
- Celebration of Oredigger great Marv Kay to kick off E-Days
The generosity, leadership and influence of Marv Kay ’63 is felt far and wide by the Mines community and beyond. Celebrate Kay’s induction to the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame and all he has done and c …
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- Grad student named AWWA Young Professional of the Year
Hooman Vatankhah, a PhD student in civil and environmental engineering at Colorado School of Mines, is the 2019 winner of the American Water Works Association Austin F. McCormack, Jr., Award. Named af …