About Institute of Hydrological and
in 2001, the Institute of Hydrological Sciences (IHS) provides opportunities in
research and education in three major areas: global hydrological cycles,
hydrospheric environmental sciences, and information-technology based
hydro-hazard mitigation. Through analysis, observation and multi-scale
modeling, the IHS seeks to investigate various processes and phenomena crucial
to the environmental sustainability pertaining to the hydrological cycle,
including climate change, land-ocean-atmosphere interactions, precipitation
processes, surface/subsurface hydrology, coastal ocean processes and aquatic
biogeochemistry. In light of the complexity of environmental problems facing
us, the IHS advocates integrative approaches to research topics. As a result,
the IHS has pursued the application of models and observational data for solving
problems in hydro-environment, including flood/drought monitoring-prediction and
water resources management, hydro-environment monitoring and modeling, and
remote sensing applications in hydrology.
In addition, IHS welcomes domestic as well as international collaboration, which
is much needed for attacking research topics of regional to global scale.
Currently, IHS has seven full-time faculty members with diverse but solid
backgrounds, and offers M.S. and Ph.D. programs.