Land, Air, Water Resources & Environmental Engineering (LAWREE) scientists apply their biological and engineering expertise in fundamental research of global food industry problems.
Using the tools of observational research and testing, resource management, and technology development, LAWREE scientists investigate real-world phenomena related to hydrologic processes from the field level to watersheds covering large geographical regions.
Other LAWREE researchers contribute to advancements in erosion prediction technology through their continuous testing and improvement of the Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP) model. In addition, they develop improved methods for irrigation management, water treatment in natural systems, and agricultural systems analysis.
LAWREE scientists also research confined-animal operations, aquaculture, and natural resource systems in order to reduce the environmental impacts of managed biological systems.
Biological systems engineering researchers are also exploring ways to effectively utilize natural treatment systems for wastewater. In addition, they are developing for application, agricultural system models that predict the effects of climate change on agricultural products in order to promote economically sound and environment-friendly management decisions.
LAWREE In the News
Let us bring demand into the equation
July 13, 2019 | WSU Insider
Until recently, a climate-change induced shift in water supply was the story of the Columbia River Basin’s future. But as researchers continue to fine tune climate models, shifting demand for water now must be accounted for, say Washington State University scientists.
Because the region depends on snowpack accumulation in winter to supply spring and summer irrigation water, the climate warming-induced shift in precipitation type had researchers and resource managers worried. If there’s more rain and less snow, … » More …Read Story
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- Chongyuan Zhang receives 2018 Ann Chittenden Holland Master’s Thesis Award for Graduate Student Excellence
- Pamphlet – Extension and Rural Education Subgroup – Land Grant University Colombia Consortium
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- WAVE Minute: AgWeatherNet & Grape Growers
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- Sophisticated presentations in Spanish
- Dr. Melba Salazar – AgWeatherNet Video Series
- Student Wins First Place
- Cuts to Manure Gas Earns Student Kudos
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