Solutions of the Center

Solutions spaces for advances and public impact

Solution Spaces

The Center for Hydrologic Innovations develops partnerships to tackle water resources challenges. In collaboration with our partners, the following solutions spaces have been developed since 2020 and serve as examples of our innovative approach. We seek to expand these partnership networks and create new areas for hydrologic innovations and impact.

Forest Health and Water Resilience

We partner with water agencies, utilities, non-governmental organizations, and technology companies to quantify hydrologic services provided by forested landscapes in the western U.S.

Climate Change and Water Supply

We collaborate with western U.S. water managers, and infrastructure agencies to provide short and long-range scenarios on the impact of climate change to hydrologic conditions and supplies.

Urban Water and Green Infrastructure

We work with municipal agencies, park managers, and private developers to develop water conservation and green infrastructure programs that alleviate flooding and drought impacts.

Streamflow Presence and Flood Hazards

We develop techniques that help environmental regulators and water districts to determine the presence of streamflow in rivers and quantify flooding hazards in the western U.S.

Solar Energy and Water Infrastructure

We partner with western U.S. utilities and irrigation districts to assess the water savings potential of placing renewable solar energy projects along with existing water infrastructure.


Runoff Potential and Managed Recharge

We collaborate with federal and state water agencies to develop new methods for estimating runoff  and develop manage recharge projects to aquifer systems in mountain and urban settings.

Irrigated Crops and Water Use Changes

We develop techniques that help irrigation districts and water regulators to determine changes agricultural activities such as fallowing and crop rotations in the western U.S. in relation to drought mitigation.