GIS and Water Resources Research Group

Texas A&M University

Department of Civil Engineering

 

Faculty:

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Francisco Olivera
Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Division Head of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
Associate Editor of the Journal of Hydrologic Engineering
Associate Editor of the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management
Member of the Scientific Board of the Journal of Earth Sciences

Current Students:

Doctoral

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Celso Ferreira [ Chaired by F. Olivera and Co-Chaired by J. Irish]

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Chih-Hung Hsu [Chaired by F. Olivera]

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Marcio Giacomoni [Chaired by E. Zechman and Co-Chaired by F. Olivera]

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Jeongwoo Han [Chaired by F. Olivera]

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Ramiro Chavez (Watershed Management and Hydrologic Sciences) [Chaired by F. Olivera]

 

Master of Science

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Michael Bevilacqua [Chaired by F. Olivera]

Former Students:

Doctoral

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Dongkyun Kim (Fall 2009) [Chaired by F. Olivera]: On rainfall disaggregation and simulation models

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Huidae Cho (Summer 2008) [Chaired by F. Olivera]: On the predictive uncertainty of a distributed hydrologic model

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Janghwoan Choi (Fall 2006) [Chaired by F. Olivera]: Study of spatio-temporal properties of rainfall

 

Master of Science

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Chandana Damodaram (Fall 2010) [Chaired by E. Zechman and Co-Chaired by F. Olivera]: Simulating and optimizing stromwater management strategies in an urban watershed

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Pavitra RamMohan (Spring 2006) [Chaired by F. Olivera and Co-Chaired by M.-H. Li]: Performance of vegetated roadsides in removing stromwater pollutants.

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Ashish Agrawal (Summer 2005) [Chaired by F. Olivera]: PrePro2004: a data model with pre and post-processor for HEC-HMS

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Tarun Gill (Spring 2005) [Chaired by F. Olivera]: Transformation of point rainfall to areal rainfall by estimating areal reduction factors, using radar data, for Texas

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Srikanth Koka (Spring 2004) [Chaired by F. Olivera]: Integration of Stream and Watershed Data for Hydrologic Modeling

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Rajeev Raina (Spring 2004) [Chaired by F. Olivera]: Development of a Cell-Based Streamflow Routing Model

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Zubin Sukheswalla (Fall 2003) [Chaired by F. Olivera]: A Statistical Model for Estimating Mean Annual and Mean Monthly Flows at  Ungaged Locations

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Milver Valenzuela (Fall 2003) [Chaired by F. Olivera]: Development of an ArcGIS Interface and Design of a Geodatabase for SWAT

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Selected Conference Presentations, Conference Posters, and Seminars 

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Evaluation of Terrain Datasets for LiDAR Data Thinning and DEM Generation for Watershed Delineation Application. Poster presented at the AGU 2010 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 2010.

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Regionalizing Stochastic Rainfall Generators. Presented at the ASCE-EWRI World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Providence, Rhode Island, May 2010.

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Terrain Datasets: How good are they? Presented at the 2010 AWRA Spring Specialty Conference - GIS & Water Resources, Orlando, Florida, March 2010.
Celso Ferreira: Winner of the Conference Student Competition

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Automatic Peak Flow Estimation in the Tenerife Island, Spain. Presented at the 2010 AWRA Spring Specialty Conference - GIS & Water Resources, Orlando, Florida, March 2010.

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Floodplain Delineation of the Ranillas Meander in Zaragoza Using GUAD2D. Presented at the 2008 ASCE-EWRI World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 2008.

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Hydraulic Model of the Paraguay River and Pantanal Wetland in South America. Poster presented at the 2008 AWRA Spring Specialty Conference - GIS & Water Resources, San Mateo, California, March 2008.

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Importance of Spatial Distribution in Small Watersheds. Presented at the 2007 International SWAT Conference, Delft, The Netherlands, July 2007.

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Estimation of Rainfall Areal Reduction Factors Using NEXRAD Data. Poster presented at the 2006 AWRA Spring Specialty Conference - GIS & Water Resources, Houston, Texas, May 2006.

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Effect of Urbanization on Runoff in the Whiteoak Bayou Watershed in Houston, Texas. Presented at the 2006 AWRA Spring Specialty Conference - GIS & Water Resources, Houston, Texas, May 2006.

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Estimation of Average Rainfall Areal Reduction Factors in Texas Using NEXRAD Data. Poster presented at the AGU 2001 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 2005.

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Quantifying the Spatial Configuration of Impervious Cover and its Effect on Runoff Generation in the Whiteoak Bayou Watershed in Texas. Poster presented at the AGU 2001 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 2005.

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Two-Step Calibration Method for SWAT. Presented at the International 2005 SWAT Conference, Zurich, Switzerland, July 2005.

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Hydrologic Model Integration. Presented at the Tropical Storm Allison: Two Years Later Conference organized by Rice University, Houston, Texas, May 2003.

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Hydrologic Topology. Poster presented at the Mississippi River Climate and Hydrology Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 2002.

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Applications of GIS to Water Resources Engineering. Seminar given at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Rice University, Houston, Texas, April 2002.

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Applications of GIS to Water Resources Engineering. Seminar given at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, March 2002.

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Effect of the Watershed Size on the Shape of its Hydrologic Response. Poster presented at the AGU 2001 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 2001.

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Applications of GIS to Water Resources Engineering. Seminar given at the Environmental and Water Resources Division of the Department of Civil Engineering of Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, September 2001.

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GIS Tools

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Network Tracing Method (NTM) for developing large-scale coarse-resolution river networks from fine-resolution stream data.

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PrePro2002 for pre-processing digital spatial data for HEC-HMS.

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Watershed and Stream Delineation Tool (WSDT) for stream and watershed delineation from digital elevation models (DEMs).

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CVEN 658/689 Civil Engineering Applications of GIS - Student Term Projects

 

Fall 2010

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The Use of ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst Explortory Spatial Data Analysis and an Integrated Regionalization of Colorado Precipitation and Elevation Data by Lacey Bodnar

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How the Areas with Specific Kind of Vegetation Have Been Changing Through the Time in Durango State Mexico by Ramiro Chavez

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Finding a Reliable Route between Two Points in a Transportation Network Using GIS by Prem Chand Devarasetty

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A New Approach to Estimating Population Growth Along a major Arterial Highway by Zac Elliott

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Siting of Municipal Solid Waste Landfill by Balaji Ganesan

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A GIS Approach to Watershed Analysis in Texas by Allison Guettner

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Identifying Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems in the Edwards Aquifer Area by Si Guo

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Using GIS to Identify Pavement Preservation Projects by Charles Gurganus

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Streamflow Analysis Using ArcGIS and HEC-GeoHMS by Jeongwoo Han

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Spatial Analysis for Dallas County Ozone Concentrations in Comparison with Feature Data by John Jett

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Using GIS to Organize Police Patrol Routes Effectively by Grouping Hot Spots of Crash and Crime Data by Pei-Fen Kuo

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Spatial Distribution of Criteria Pollutants within Region 4 by Manasi Mahish

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Using ArcGIS, HEC-GeoHMS and HEC-HMS to Model Ticky Creek Watershed by Walter McDonald

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GIS as a Tool for Microbial Risk Assessment in Watersheds - Rio Grande Basin by Oluseyi Ogunlela

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Using GIS to Identify Potential Locations for Bike Rentals in Houston Area by Siddharth Somayajula

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Estimate Runoff Using Water Balance by Jae Young Song

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Using GIS Network Analyst to Solve a Distribution Center Location Problem by Chunyu Tian

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Hotspot Analysis of Highway Accident Spatial Pattern Based on Network Spatial Weights by Yanru Zhang

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Using GIS to Identify Road Segments for Lighting Curfew by Hongmin Zhou

Spring 2005

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Highway Resurfacing Materials Cost Estimate Tool by Richard Bellows

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Using ArcObjects to Create a Residential Desirability Map by Clayton Chabannes

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Automated Design of Urban Wastewater Systems by Kenneth Johnson

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Solar Energy: Location is Everything? by Scott Peterson

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Application of ArcGIS for the Generation of Curve Numbers by Pavitra Rammohan

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GIS Data Basing and Modeling of Emergency Planning Information for Robertson County, Texas Emergency Services Association and Local Emergency Planning Committee by Paul Ray

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PrePro2004: Comparison with Standard Hydrologic Modeling Procedures by Rebecca Riggs

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PrePro2004: Building a HEC-HMS Model of Upper Leon Creek by Jay Schawrz

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A GIS-Based Study of How the HOT Lane Implementation Impacts Safety on the Houston Katy Freeway HOV Lane Corridor by Lei Xu

Spring 2004

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Auto-Calibration of the SWAT Model using a Heuristic Approach by Pranab Agarwal

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PrePro2004 by Ashish Agrawal

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Development of SWAT Add-Ons to Calculate HRU Parameters by Huidae Cho

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Evaluating Corrosion parameters in Post-Tensioned Bridges by Rhett Dotson

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Interpolation and Evaluation of Probable Maximum Precipitation (PMP) Patterns Using Different Interpolation Methods by Tarun Gill

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Comparison between AVSWAT and ArcGIS-SWAT by MiAe Ha

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The Use of GIS to Map Runoff Parameters and Calculate Storm Runoff by Jeff Haeber

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Integrating GIS with EPANet by Lufthansa Kanta

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Regionalization of Daily Flow Characteristics Using GIS and an Spatial Interpolation Algorithm: The Case of the Brazos River Basin by Jaesung Kim

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Determination of Urban Runoff Using ILLUDAS and GIS by TaeJin Kim

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Using GIS to Define Zoning Districts of College Station by Kamaron Lovell

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Application of GIS to Bridge Health Monitoring by Safiuddin Mohammed

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Applications of GIS to Soil Characteristics Utilized in Foundation Engineering by Alberto Prieto

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Improving Human Health Risk Assessment: Spatial Data Analysis and Prediction Mapping by Erica Reese

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Identifying Soil Types Using Soil Brightness and Temperature Data Obtained by Remote Sensing by Uday Sant

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Dynamic Segmentation: Application to Road Management by Christopher von Holdt

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HEC-GeoRAS 8 and Hydraulic Analysis by Temple Williamson

Spring 2003

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Extending PrePro2002: Incorporating Watershed Parameters by Elizabeth Bristow

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Applications of HEC-HMS and the Effects of Sub-Basin Size in Modeling by Logan Burton

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Determination of Freight Corridors for California by Adhara Castelblanco

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GIS as a Tool for Pavement Management by Carlos Chang

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Development of ArcGIS Tool for SWAT by Janghwoan Choi

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Using GIS to Model Snow Pack in the Yampa Basin by Adolph Coors

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Processing Geospatial Data with HEC-GeoRAS 3.1 by Brad Endres

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Calculation of Abstractions Using GIS Techniques by Gaurav Garg

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Estimating Salt Concentration at Ungaged Locations from Parameters Derived from GIS by Ganesh Krishnamurthy

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Using GIS to Show variations of Pollutant Concentrations Originated from Point Sources to an Outlet in a Sub-Watershed by Arvind Kutty

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Investigating Reasons for Reduction of Endangered Species in the Edwards Aquifer Using GIS by Ju Young Lee

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Applying GIS to Hydraulic Analysis by Chae Kwan Lim

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Non-Point Source Pollution: Prediction and Analysis in ArcView 3.0 by David Munn

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Watershed Characterization Using BASINS Version 3.0: (A Case Study of the Brian/College Station - Brazos County Region) by Oke Nwaneshiudu

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Choosing a Best Place to Live in College Station while Studying at Texas A&M University by Mario Ocando

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Creating a Stream Network Using ArcInfo by Hector Olmos

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Estimation and Distribution of Surface Runoff Integrating Green-Ampt Model with GIS by Zoya Pastakia

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GIS-Based Estimation of Average Annual Runoff by Aditya Raut Desai

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Identifying Bridge Scour Susceptibility: A GIS-Based Approach by Cassandra Rutherford, E.I.T.

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To Predict the Heaving Potential of Soils Using GIS by Saching Kunagalli

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Visual Correlation Between Population Density and Pollution Concentration in Major Metropolitan Areas by Tim Schneidwind

Spring 2002

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Utilization of the SWAT Model and Remote Sensing to Demonstrate the Effects of Brush Removal on a Small Watershed by Jason Afinowicz

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Applications of GIS Tools for Hydraulic Modeling by Terry Barr

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SWAT Hydrologic Modeling with GIS Techniques by Ron Branyon

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GIS-Based Lake/Reservoir Evaporation Calculations in the State of Texas, USA by Paramjit Chibber

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City of College Station, Texas: Urban Storm-Water management Plan Utilizing ArcView and HEC-HMS by Kara Corcoran

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Calculating Hydrologic Parameters for Estimating Surface Water Flow with GIS by Richard Hoffpauir

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Building a GeoDatabase of the Brazos Basins by Seongha Hwang

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Site Selection Analysis for Apartment Housing Development Under Given Criteria - A Case Study of College Station, Texas, Using GIS Applications by Jin Yong Jun

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Upstream Trace of Line in Stream Line Network by Srikanth Koka

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Identifying Critical Sewer Systems by Jon Kreischer

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Development of a Pavement management System for the District of Corpus Christi by Golam Moinuddin

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Creating land Cover Input Datasets for the SWAT 2000 Model using Remotely Sensed Data by Joshua Peschel

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A Cell-to-Cell Routing Model by Rajeev Raina

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Ozone Display: A Houston Area Simulation by Adam Rose

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Relating Actual Runoff to Potential Runoff by Zubin Sukheswalla

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Contingency Water Network Analysis by Allen Thibeaux

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Application of GIS to Identify Environmental Impact from Agricultural pesticide Usage Along the US-Mexico Border in Imperial County, California, by Tina Van Wie

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Watershed and Stream Delineation Tool by Milver Valenzuela

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Hydrologic Analysis in Flat Terrain by Jennifer VerWest

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Establishing Condition Indices and Predicting Waterline Conditions: A GIS Application by Barney Williams

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