Water Resources Engineering

Water Resources Engineering

Water Resources Engineering focuses on the use and management of land and water resources in rural and urban watersheds.

A growing population and the need for clean water demands Water Resources Engineers to develop solutions that are environmentally sustainable and economically viable.  Water Resources Engineering combines elements of other disciplines such as civil engineering, environmental engineering, agriculture, planning and geography in a unique combination ideally suited to address society's concerns and needs for surrounding water.  

Students design and develop creative solutions to protect groundwater, soil, wetlands, streams and lakes to ensure that the development of new water supplies do not disrupt natural processes.  Students learn to apply engineering analysis and computer models to identify water resources problems and design engineering solutions to these challenges.

As a student in Water Resources Engineering, you will cover topics like:

  • Water conservation
  • River restoration
  • Water supply
  • Storm water management
  • Groundwater protection
  • Rural water management 
  • Flood protection
  • Groundwater utilization
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Modelling
  • Environmental science
  • Meteorology and Geology

Co-op option available in Water Resources Engineering