Environmental Science and Engineering - Parsons Lab

Parsons Laboratory for Environmental Science and Engineering

The Parsons Laboratory for Environmental Science and Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has a long history of highly respected water and environmental research. From its inception as a hydrodynamics laboratory in the 1950s, the lab has evolved into a multidisciplinary research center focused primarily on natural waters and the environment.

The well-being, prosperity and sustainability of the human enterprise relies on the functioning of Earth's natural systems and their complex physical, chemical and biological processes. Water is a central theme in terrestrial, oceanic, atmospheric, agricultural and industrial systems alike.