CADSWES research focuses on natural resource management, particularly the sustainable management of multiobjective water resource systems in areas such as:

  • Climate change adaptation
  • Modeling of multiobjective water resource systems
  • Improved short- and long-term forecasting under hydrologic variability
  • Hydropower optimization

The center’s research aims to develop techniques that can be applied by water management agencies. Research projects are typically funded by federal agencies such as the Bureau of Reclamation and the Department of Energy.

Our research and development emphasis includes a strong platform for graduate student education—building the next generation of sustainability-focused natural resource researchers and practitioners.