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Civil and Construction Engineering

Drought in Utah, Year Three: A Q&A with a BYU water expert on managing the ongoing threat

June 13, 2022 07:29 AM
BYU professor Rob Sowby has contributed to over 200 civil engineering projects throughout North America, including many addressing sustainable water supply. With the current drought crisis in the Mountain West, he’s refining his efforts to be most helpful to water suppliers, policy makers and residents here in Utah.

Team wins first place in Sustainable Solutions Competition

April 29, 2022 09:21 AM
Undergraduate students design a winning tiny home development for transitional housing to help address homelessness.

Agricultural irrigation consumes 1% of all U.S. electricity, BYU study finds

April 09, 2022 07:47 AM
A clearer picture of the energy footprint of irrigation could help make water and energy use more sustainable.

Irrigation study finds significant efficiency opportunities

January 27, 2022 04:36 PM
A unique study of two Utah cities shows how urban landscapes are really irrigated—and why watering less may actually make many lawns greener.
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