WATERSHED Hydrology & water sustainability
Water is essential to support human well-being and ecosystem services. With our interdisciplinary research, we want to better understand and characterize the intertwined dynamics of humans, water, climate, and ecosystems. For our research, we use and search for emergent patterns and properties (using both data and models), and their associated statistical signatures, to synthesize knowledge across scales. We also like to show how such knowledge can be used to inform water-related policy and solve water resource and engineering problems. Our current research areas are: forecasting of floods, which can cause huge socioeconomic disruptions; urban-water systems, which are central to water sustainability; and food-energy-water nexus, which is fundamental to global, national and regional security. We use diverse mathematical, computational, and data-driven tools, as well as diverse data sources and products, to carry out our studies and projects.
Alfonso Mejia, Ph.D.
Department of Civil & Environmental
Engineering, Penn State
215B Sackett Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 865-0639