University of FloridaDepartment of Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Hydrology & Water Quality Program

This program, led by Dr. Rafael Muñoz-Carpena at the Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, is to conduct Research and Teaching that focus in surface/groundwater hydrology and water quality .

Research emphasis is on hydrologic processes and includes water management and hydrologic field and modeling studies of contaminant transport, transformation and fate processes, and of water-related agricultural production practices, which will improve the compatibility of agriculture with the surrounding natural ecosystem and quickly expanding urban population in Florida and elsewhere.

Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate course instruction and development, and graduate student advising in the area of hydrology, water resources, and modeling in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department.

News

  • UF Water Institute Distinguished Scholar Seminar: "A Peep into Environmental Complexity and Resilience?" by Dr. Muñoz-Carpena. See video here...
  • Dr. Muñoz-Carpena named one of the first two UF Water Institute Faculty Scholars. Read more...
  • Dr. Muñoz-Carpena receives the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) 2013 Mentoring Award. Read more...
  • New 2011 NSF-CNH project granted to our team! We propose to use a systems approach that features resilience as a concept to bring together economic, ecological and social science perspectives to better understand infrastructure impacts. They will study the Southwestern Amazon, a region with high biodiversity and in which highway-paving is underway. Read more....
  • New 2011 NSF-CIC project granted to our team to create an Interdisciplinary workgroup on water sustainability in the Tempisque Basin; Palo Verde NP, Costa Rica. Read more...
  • The University of Florida Research Foundation named R. Muñoz-Carpena as UFRF Professor for 2011-2014. Read more...
  • The Vegetative Filter Strip Modeling System (VFSMOD-W) site has moved here - also access it also through the Software section.
  • Estudios de la Zona No Saturada - Spanish Vadose Zone Studies Journal
  • Living With Thirst - video case study investigating how changes in climate variability may affect the strategies that South Africans use to cope with drought.
Rafael Muñoz-Carpena

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