Water Resources Engineering

PhD, MASc, MEng, GDip

Research involves investigations and design of systems for control and utilization of land and water resources as part of management of urban and rural watersheds.

The Water Resource Engineering program at Guelph is a one of a kind program that has graduated students since the 1970’s. Our graduates find employment opportunities in various roles both in Canada and around the world. As an interdisciplinary subject, our students have an opportunity to take courses in: Environmental Engineering, Land Resources Science, Geography and Environmental Biology.

Areas of Research 

Contaminant and Transportation

  • Water quality control
  • Sediment transport
  • Contaminant transport and fate


  • Instrumentation
  • Hydrologic modeling
  • Design of urban infrastructure
  • Erosion control

Water Quality

  • Point and non-point source pollution control
  • Resource use
  • Irrigation and drainage modeling