Environmental Research

The WRRS group is also involved in various research and applications in the general area of ‘environmental research’. WRRS research in this area focuses on utilizing a wide range of tools spanning multiple disciplines (e.g. hydrogeology/hydrology, surface runoff and groundwater flow modeling, remote sensing, GIS, geophysics, field geology, etc.) to address complex and often interrelated geological and environmental problems. For example, we used integrated methodologies involving the use of remote sensing, isotopic techniques (e.g., O,H isotopic composition), GIS, field excursions, hydrologic modeling, and geophysical studies to locate reservoirs of interest and to assess their surface runoff and ground water potential with the Dr. Mohamed Sultan (WMU). Lastly, we’ve examined the recharge potential in arid lands as a means for groundwater exploitation and/or managed aquifer recharge using field-based measurements (soil temperature probes, chloride mass balance samples).  Locally, WRRS research investigates the role of climate and hydrology on the formation and prediction of sinkhole development in Southwest Georgia.

Projects & Research

Spatiotemporal Analysis of Sinkhole Development in the Covered Karst Terrain of Dougherty County, Georgia: http://wrrs.uga.edu/research-cahalan/

An Assessment of Landslide Susceptibility in the Faifa Area, Saudi Arabia, Using Remote Sensing and GIS Technique: http://wrrs.uga.edu/faifa-landslide-susceptibility

Reconstructing an Extreme Flood from Boulder Transport and Rainfall–Runoff M: Wadi Isla, South Sinai, Egypt: http://wrrs.uga.edu/paleoflood-egypt/

Understanding Hydrologic Alterations and Physiographic Changes in Kuwait from Prolonged Drought and Climate Change: http://wrrs.uga.edu/research-rotz/