University of Michigan

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Interests of our group span from classical problems of surface-subsurface water hydrology to contemporary questions in the field of ecohydrology. Our approach is to use detailed, spatially-explicit mechanistic models, while searching for clues to observed processes and patterns (or riddles), and carry out field observations in attempt to confirm numerical findings. We strongly believe in ability of process-based models to focus the scientific inquiry; we take our time in the development of thorough models.

Welcome to HYDROWIT site at the University of Michigan

Half a dozen little mountain brooks flow into Mono Lake, but not a stream of any kind flows out of it. It neither rises nor falls, apparently, and what it does with its surplus water is a dark and bloody mystery.

Mark Twain, “Roughing It”