Climate Impact

Climate Impact on Water Resources

Warming climate impacts both water quantity and water quality. My studies of CO2-water-rock interactions inform both water availability and the release mechanisms of contaminants to water. Recently, we have developed a regional-scale hydrological model that predicts a severe reduction of water availability in the historically water-rich Wabash River basin (USA) toward the end of the century ( I am interested in applying machine learning in hydrological and geochemical modeling and delivering the sciences to the stakeholders and public in this space.

Potential Thesis Topics

Potential thesis topics include:

  • Using high-performance computers and machine learning tools to model climate change's impact on water quality, e.g., predicting arsenic concentrations in groundwater; and
  • Accelerating, curating, and analyzing large model outputs using data sciences and machine learning tools.