The Pitt Chapter of IAHR, the International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research, spent a day in the catchment visiting with Professor Christopher J. Duffy, Civil and Environmental Engineering, about ongoing research projects, instrumentation and technology. This student group has specific interests in research with engineering applications. Although the engineers focus is primarily water resources and sediment transport, forward progress suggests the interactions of river and coastal hydraulics, risk analysis, energy, environment, disaster prevention, and industrial processes must be taken into consideration when addressing future societal needs. Students are seeking to expand their knowledge base through interactions from neighboring disciplines, with Shale Hills an ideal laboratory for collaborative projects.
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