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Jagath J Kaluarachchi

Jagath J Kaluarachchi

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Dean of College of Engineering

Contact Information

Office Location: ENGR  Main Office
Phone: 435-797-3918

Educational Background:

PhD, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1988
MPhil, Civil Engineering, University of Hong Kong, 1984
BSc, Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, 1980



Water resources, Water quality, Groundwater remediation, Groundwater hydrology


Dr. Jagath Kaluarachchi has been active in the area of hydrology, water resources, and water quality for the past 25 years. His areas of specialization are ground water hydrology, contaminant hydrogeology, and decision analysis and management issues related to water resources assessment and planning. He has published over 75 journal publications in reputed scientific journals and more than 100 conference proceedings and presentations.


Dr. Jagath Kaluarachchi is the Dean of College of Engineering, the Interim Department Head of Biological Engineering and a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Utah State University (USU). He has been here since 1990 and he is the Head of the Water Engineering Program. Dr. Kaluarachchi has conducted many international development projects related to water management in semi‐arid to arid regions including Iraq, Ethiopia, Ghana, Sri Lanka, Palestine, Jordan and many other countries. He is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) and the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI). He was also a visiting professor at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland and Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. 

Enviro Risk Assessment

Enviro Risk Assessment

Ground Water Quality Planning

Ground water quality planning and managment

Subsurface Hydrology

subsurface hydrology

Water Resource Planning

water resource plan and man