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.