Water Resources Engineering

UofG’s Water Resources Engineering is a one-of-a-kind program that has been producing highly qualified graduates since the 1970’s. Our researchers are involved in investigating and designing systems for the control and utilization of land and water resources as part of an effort to best manage our urban & rural watersheds. As well, research is focused on, but not limited to, the following fields: environmental hydraulics, water supply infrastructure, groundwater flow & contaminant transport, water supply security, the remediation of groundwater systems and drainage and irrigation systems.

This breadth of expertise positions us well to push the boundaries of what we know about engineering sustainable solutions through the application of innovative technologies. Aligning well with the rest of the School of Engineering and the University of Guelph’s research expertise, the Water Resources Engineering group strives to make a difference every day by driving these pursuits while also training and preparing the next generation of highly qualified engineers.

Please follow the links below to see a more detailed profile including personal research webpages.

Andy Binns

Andrew Binns, Ph.D

  • Environmental hydraulics
  • Fluvial hydraulics, sediment transport & river morphology
  • Stream restoration & rehabilitation
  • Stormwater management, flood forecasting & urban hydrology
  • Lake hydrodynamics


Prasad Daggupati

Prasad Daggupati, Ph.D

  • Usage of UAV's and remote sensing in
  • Watershed management
  • Dynamics of Ephemeral Gully erosion
  • Watershed processes, agricultural
  • Management and anthropogenic influence on sediment, nutrient, and pathogen fate / transport.


Bahram Gharabaghi

Bahram Gharabaghi, Ph.D., P.Eng

  • Development of Modelling Tools for Source Water Quality Protection
  • Prediction of Climate Change Effects on Water Quantity & Quality
  • Hydrodynamic Modelling of 3D Flows in Rivers & Lake Environments
  • Improving Resilience of Drinking Water Supply Infrastructure


Jana Levison
Jana Levison, PhD, EIT

  • Groundwater flow & contaminant transport
  • Agricultural impacts on groundwater quality & quantity
  • Impacts of climate change on hydrological systems
  • Potable water technologies for marginalized communities


Ed McBean

Ed McBean, Ph.D., P.Eng
Canada Research Chair in Water Supply Security

  • Water supply security
  • Municipal infrastructure integrity
  • Risk assessment & management
  • Statistical analyses of environmental data
  • Solid waste management & l&fill design


Beth Parker

Beth Parker, Ph.D.
NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Fractured Rock Contaminant Hydrology

  • Groundwater contaminant transport & fate
  • In situ remediation of groundwater systems
  • Field instrumentation in aquifer & aquitard regimes


Ramesh Rudra

Ramesh P. Rudra Ph.D., P.Eng, FCSBE, FISAE

  • Hydrologic & contaminant transport processes
  • Mechanics & modeling of non-point source pollution
  • Hydrology, soil erosion, sediment,
  • Nutrient & pesticide transport,
  • Drainage & irrigation

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