Vision and Mission

The Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences Board of Advisors represents a core group of individuals drawn primarily from the external community and dedicated to assisting the University of Arizona's Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences (HAS) in achieving its research and educational goals; and in stimulating interactions within academia and with the private sector so as to maintain the department's preeminence as one of the top ranked departments in the College of Science and in the nation. The HAS board will support the vision and mission of the HAS department:

Our vision is to lead the world in integrated and quantitative hydrologic and atmospheric sciences and to develop the knowledge needed to solve the water, hydrogeologic, weather, and climate related problems in the world.

Our mission is to build an integrated program that considers the fate and transport of water, energy, and chemical constituents throughout the atmosphere and geosphere. We will achieve this by:

  • Eliminating disciplinary boundaries between the hydrologic and atmospheric sciences, leading to new approaches to characterize, monitor, and model the hydrosphere,
  • Building a highly cross-disciplinary curriculum and collaborative research program extending from undergraduate students through senior faculty.

Our goal is to lead a new approach to analysis and understanding of hydrogeologic processes that views the land-atmosphere interface as a new frontier of opportunities rather than a disciplinary barrier.