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The CCHR and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in collaboration with USACE-ERDC are looking to hire multiple PhD students and Postdoctoral associates...

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Welcome

Thank you for visiting the CCHR website. CCHR was founded in 2018 to foster collaborative research and build global capacity for the grand challenges in the twenty-first century on water security faced by water resources planners and natural disasters dealt by emergency managers. We conduct cutting-edge research at the intersection of Climate, Water, Energy, Food and Human as a complex system with the goal of meeting societal demands and also protecting the livelihood against natural disasters as populations swell and weather patterns shift in varying climate. In response to variations and changes in the physical environment, including climate, land use, land cover, topography, etc., we harness data revolution from variety of resources including in-situ, reanalysis, tree ring and remotely sensed observations, and develop/apply state-of-the art computational modeling with emphasis on predictive science, machine learning, data assimilation, high-performance computing, agent-based modeling and cyber-evolution to quantify, reduce and communicate uncertainty, vulnerability and risk in our analysis and design to assist local, federal and international agencies and stakeholders, meeting their needs.

CCHR is housed in the College of Engineering with over 50 faculty members, postdocs and students with expertise across 3 colleges and 7 departments including, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Geography, Geological Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Public Relations.

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Publications

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Award Announcement

Dr. Moradkhani became the recipient of the 2021 ASCE Arid Lands Hydraulic Engineering Award

Dr. Hamid Moradkhani, who serves as Alton N. Scott Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of the Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research, is being awarded the 2021 Arid Lands Hydraulic Engineering Award.

Research

The center's research deals with the following areas: data assimilation and remote sensing, drought modeling, extreme events and flood modeling, climate variability and change, and hydrologic modeling.

Our Research Featured in Publications

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Advances in Water Resources

Toward improved river boundary conditioning for simulation of extreme floods

Featuring Center Research

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Book Series:Geophysical Monograph Series, Book Editor(s):Huan Wu,Dennis P. Lettenmaier, Qiuhong Tang, Philip J. Ward, doi: 10.1002/9781119427339.ch8

A Probabilistic Framework for Agricultural Drought Forecasting Using the Ensemble Data Assimilation and Bayesian Multivariate Modeling

Featuring Center Research

Center Updates

Dr. Moradkhani Named Robert E. Horton Lecturer in Hydrology

August 29, 2022

Five Postdoc Positions at the CCHR

August 28, 2022

Our recent research and publication featured on NOAA Climate Program Office: Do Tropical Stormx Impact Drought in the US

January 25, 2022

Congrats to Keyhan Gavahi for being selected as a recipient of Graduate Council Fellowship after a competitive process! Keep up the great work Keyhan!

January 21, 2022

Stunning contribution of CCHR students, postdocs and faculties at the American Geophysical Union Meeting-December 2021

November 1, 2021

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