Blue Planet

Water is the lifeblood of the planet, says Scott Miller, a watershed hydrologist at the University of Wyoming. He explains how computer modeling can help us understand changes in the water cycle, and how changes in land management, population, and climate will affect the supply of water. Fred Ogden, a UW water resource and environmental science engineer, is studying ways to assure the accurate measurement of the flow rate in rivers. Predicting the availability of water resources in the West presents many challenges. Ogden is part of studies using field research, lab studies, and computer model development to tackle the challenges. More about water research:

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