Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and the School of Mining & Petroleum Engineering

Water Resources

We are recognized internationally for our research contributions including the creation of one of the largest hydraulic modeling facilities in Canada – the 1240 m2 T. Blench Hydraulics Lab.

Water resources engineers deal with the control and utilization of water by society. They study the physical processes of water flow essential to the understanding, protection, and improvement of the environment. Water resources engineers develop solutions for flood control, water distribution, wastewater collection, irrigation drainage, river navigation, facilitation and hydroelectric power development.

Career possibilities:

  • Government authorities
  • Computer analyst
  • Climate change impact planning
  • Hydrologist
  • Resource management
  • Designing and engineering water systems