Civil and Environmental Engineering is concerned with planning, designing, constructing, and operating various physical works; developing and utilizing natural resources in an environmentally sound manner; providing the infrastructure which supports the highest quality of life Read More..
Civil Engineering is concerned with planning, designing, constructing, and operating various physical works; developing and utilizing natural resources in an environmentally sound manner; providing the infrastructure which supports the highest quality of life in the history of the world.Environmental Engineering use principles of engineering, chemistry, and biology to develop technical solutions to provide safe water, sanitation and clean air.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers ME, MS and PhD degrees. These graduate degrees provide a more focused academic experience within an area of Geotechnical, Environmental, Structural, Transportation, Hydraulics and Water Resource Engineering. Students are provided the opportunity to work on cutting edge research with faculty who are experts in their field.
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Richard Peralta is a Professor of Groundwater Management, and of Irrigation Engineering. He is an expert at using formal mathematical optimization to solve water and environmental management problems. He has led development of deterministic and stochastic simulation / optimization (S/O) models for a wide range of physical problems. Selected optimization examples include: detailed vadose zone contaminant transport control; dynamic stream-aquifer conjunctive use; large-scale long-term sustained yield conjunctive water resources planning; groundwater contamination remediation by pump-and-treat and enhanced bioremediation; aquifer storage and recovery; integrated water resources assignment, conveyance, allocation and use. Many of his developed optimal designs have been constructed, all operating successfully. He conducted numerous groundwater flow and contaminant transport simulation projects for domestic and international locations and organizations. His real-world applications of formal mathematical optimization total at least a dozen pump and treat systems, and at least 12 water supply projects/sites. Resulting optimal strategies were up to 57 percent better than those developed without optimization, according to clients. Twenty percent improvements in pump-and-treat performance are common.
Dr. Peralta has led many evaluation and support teams for enhancing performance of groundwater contamination remediation systems. He is credited with savings of many millions of dollars at numerous sites. For water supply, he is recognized for aiding the systematic evolution of water law to allow implementing optimal safe or sustained yield groundwater and conjunctive use strategies. He has developed an optimization model for regional and national integrated water distribution and allocation based upon policy, economic, and hydrologic criteria.
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