Water Research Group
CASNR Water Center
Water Resources Center
Danny Reible, Ph.D. PE BCEE NAE
Donovan Maddox Distinguished Engineering Chair, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering
Dr. Reible's research is focused on the fate and transport of contaminants in the environment including as a result of natural and manmade disasters. His research in this area is directed toward the effects of disasters on water quality and quantity as well as water-related infrastructure.
David C. Weindorf, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
B.L. Allen Endowed Chair of Pedology, Department of Plant and Soil Science
Dr. Weindorf's research chiefly concerns the use of field portable, proximal sensing systems for rapid analysis of soil, water, and vegetation. Specific areas of strength include heavy metal and organic chemical detection in soils, spatial analysis of pollutants, environmental quality assessment, and post-remediation environmental quality validation. His experience includes work on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and Gold King Mine spill, along with extensive international experience.
Aldo R. Pinon-Villarreal, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, David L. Hirschfeld Department of Engineering
Angelo State University | Member, Texas Tech University System
Dr. Pinon-Villarreal's expertise includes the creation of hydrometeorological models using GIS, remote sensing, and weather data for predicting flood risks in urban areas.
Chuck West, Ph.D.
Director, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Water Center
Professor and Thornton Distinguished Chair of Plant and Soil Science
Principal Investigator of the Texas Alliance for Water Conservation
Dr. West's research focuses on the role of pasture-based cattle production as an integrated component in Texas High Plains cropping systems. He also conducts research and outreach activities related to improving soil health and the efficiency of irrigation of crops. His experience encompasses a wide variety of crops including forages and bioenergy crops, and plants used for stabilizing streambanks and restoring prairies and wetlands.