Environmental, water-related problems are innately complex and best solved when the skills of many disciplines are applied in unison. Integrated Research on Water in the Environment (IRWE) is a closely interacting, coordinated but diverse group of faculty and student researchers at the University of Vermont who share interests in water.
Our mission is to facilitate interdisciplinary research and research training related to water science and engineering by providing a venue for faculty and student interaction. The group, as a whole, considers the physical, chemical and ecological processes that govern natural systems.
Integrated Research on Water in the Environment builds on the underlying strength of several graduate degree-granting programs at the University of Vermont including Engineering, Natural Resources, and Geology. Together, we are a critical mass of scientists and engineers who work across many disciplines to address socially relevant environmental problems related to water.