What we do

The Environmental Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering (EHHE) research group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is part of the top-ranked Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Hydrologic and hydraulic engineers are responsible for the planning, design, operation, and management of surface and ground water systems, preservation and enhancement of the natural river and watershed environment, design and construction of water control facilities, and conservation of water resources. Areas of expertise include:

Major structural components of water projects may include canals, pipelines, urban and rural drainage networks, dams, levees, diversion works, spillways, reservoirs, flood walls, revetments, highway culverts, pumping stations, navigation locks, harbor piers, sea walls, jetties and groins, offshore platforms, ship moorings, and hydroelectric power plants.

The EHHE Graduate Program includes instruction and research in various aspects of transport, distribution, and storage of water in the global environment.

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