Our research addresses how physical hydrologic processes influence water quality and movement through watersheds. We study how water moves through paired surface water and groundwater systems, heat tracing in hydrologic systems, and interactions between the energy and water cycles. We work on several specific interdisciplinary research projects, within which we used field experiments coupled with computer modeling experiments.


I am a Program Director for the Hydrologic Sciences Program at the National Science Foundation. I am also on the working group for the Dynamics of Integrated Social and Environmental Systems Program.

Research Interests Include

Stream-Groundwater Interactions  //  Heat Tracing in Hydrology  //  Energy and Water Cycles //  Stream Restoration  // Field Observations  //  Computational Modeling

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Laura K. Lautz, Program Director, Hydrologic Sciences
National Science Foundation
(703) 292-7775       llautz@nsf.gov

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