Center for Hydrologic Innovations at ASU Foundation

The Center for Hydrologic Innovations is a hub of water science and engineering research at Arizona State University. Our faculty, postdoctoral researchers and students work collaboratively to bring new technologies into the hands of those who need them most. Your gift through the ASU Foundation fosters the creation of new areas for hydrologic innovations and…

World Water Week at CHI

The Center for Hydrologic Innovations celebrated World Water Week 2024 with two events: (1) A joint seminar with the Arizona Hydrological Society, Phoenix Chapter with Prof. Jay Famiglietti on March 20, 2024, who spoke on “How Climate Change and Human Activities are Shaping Global Freshwater Availability”, and (2) The ASU Water Institute launch event on March…

Lab and field efforts featured in ASU Thrive Magazine

ASU Thrive Magazine features the laboratory and field efforts of students and staff from the Center for Hydrologic Innovations in their March 2024 issue to illustrate water research in Phoenix for an article entitled “Don’t Flee the Southwest Just Yet” by Tom Zoellner:

Hydrologic monitoring efforts featured in ASU End of Year video

“A Brighter Future For All” includes footage from Center graduate students Ruby Hurtado, Jose Becerra and Zachary Keller (MS 2021) on efforts for monitoring Arizona’s water for stewardship, conservation and sustainability goals. See video at the link below:

Swastik Ghimire awarded AHS scholarship

Graduate student Swastik Ghimire (MS) in the Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering program at ASU was recently awarded a 2023-2024 academic scholarship from the Arizona Hydrological Society. Swastik’s future goals and career aspirations are to become a hydrologist who can employ practical solutions to support equitable management of water resources, especially on issues like the…

Prof. Ruijie Zeng wins NSF CAREER award

Prof. Ruijie Zeng, assistant professor and faculty member in the Center for Hydrologic Innovations, won the 2023 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to map and study agricultural drainage systems using drones, simulation models and machine learning algorithms. This prestigious early-career award will help his research group develop new innovations for agricultural systems, with…

Center highlighted in ASU Thrive magazine

ASU Thrive Magazine documents the Center for Hydrologic Innovations in the May issue (volume 26, number 3) with the following text under the headings of Create Change: Built for Impact, Engineering Water Solutions.

Center wins Governor’s Award for Arizona’s Future

Faculty, postdocs, and graduate students from the Center for Hydrologic Innovations won the 2023 Governor’s Award for Arizona’s Future from the Arizona Forward Environmental Excellence Awards. This award was in collaboration with the Central Arizona Project and recognized the project: “Long-Range, Data-Infused Scenario Modeling to Operations of the Central Arizona Project” funded by NASA’s Applied…

AFM publication

A new publication in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology (Guan and Mascaro, 2023) explores the implications of climate change on crop production in central Arizona. Congratulations to authors associated with the Center for Hydrologic Innovations!

Open Door 2023

The Center for Hydrologic Innovations presented the ASU Open Door 2023 event Water and How it Moves in the Walton Center for Planetary Health, Lab 130, with help from graduate students, postdocs and faculty. Among the attractions were: