Water and Biogeochemical Cycles

Penn State has a long tradition of excellence in the water sciences, with many leading experts known for high-impact work in a wide spectrum of water-related fields.

IEE looks to continue the positive momentum of more than 100 researchers, dozens of active programs, and a host of synergistic relationships across the University, helping grow Penn State into a  global leader in water research, education, and outreach. The University has expertise to achieve new levels of excellence in the water-related sciences.

Water research may include areas such as:

  • Water Quality, Quantity, and Human Health
  • Watershed Dynamics: Fluxes from Continent to Ocean
  • Water and Ecosystems
  • Water and Global Environmental Change

Challenges lie ahead in securing water resources for a growing human population while maintaining health of the natural environment. The most effective outcomes of water research, education, and outreach will require an integrated, interdisciplinary and comprehensive approach. For more information on the Penn State approach visit water.psu.edu