SUSTAINABLE WATER DEVELOPMENT THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

Sustainable Water Development Graduate Program

If you want to make a difference and chart a path that’s perfect for you, the University of Iowa’s Sustainable Water Development program has a lot to offer for both MS and Ph.D. students.

We are developing sustainable water solutions for communities most in need

Why study food, energy, and WATER at Iowa?

Percent of Iowa is dedicated to food production
Percent of energy produced in Iowa is wind energy. That's the highest in the United States!
Ranked in the US News and World Report Top 10 Public Graduate Programs in Environment and Environmental Health
Million dollars awarded to the State of Iowa from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to improve watersheds and increase flood resiliency

Faculty

Our faculty want to make a difference, not only through their research, but also through the students they train.

Come work with us, and we will help you succeed.

Director

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David Cwiertny

Associate Director

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Michelle Scherer

Program Coordinator

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Blake Rupe

Co-Principal Investigator

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Eric Tate

Co-Principal Investigator

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Craig Just

Co-Principal Investigator

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Gabriele Villarini

Director of IIHR – Hydroscience & Engineering

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Larry Weber

Assistant Professor

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Ibrahim Demir

Assistant Professor

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Greg LeFevre

Kelly Baker

Professor

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Allen Bradley

Assistant Professor

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Syed Mubeen

Professor

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Witek Krajewski

Assistant Professor

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Corey Markfort

Professor

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Jerry Schnoor

Several co-op and internship opportunities

You’ll get your hands dirty for a good cause during the program in a co-op or internship. Several opportunities are available. Students will work with water-quality professionals in industry, government, research labs, and NGOs on real-world problems, from water quality to sustainable, resilient infrastructure.

Application Information

Ready to start making a difference? All you need to apply is:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a STEM field;

  • Minimum GPA of 3.00;

  • Combined GRE verbal and quantitative score of at least 301

  • Apply for Fall semester by January 15, Spring semester by December 1, and Summer session by April 15.

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Career Pathways

We have a path for your success, whether you aspire to be a:
  • professional engineer
  • researcher
  • educator
  • or
  • entrepreneur

Read about each career pathway below.

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We'd really love to hear from you! Why not drop us an email and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
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