International Programs and Projects



Water & International Development Program at CSU
The graduate Water and International Development (WAID) track provides civil engineering students with a multi-disciplinary program of study in water development and management and its role in economic development and public health. The program emphasizes integrated approaches (e.g., joint consideration of water, energy, and waste) and sustainability (e.g., long-term watershed and land-use management). Students gain a thorough understanding of water science along with a broad range of appropriate technologies for drinking water treatment and delivery, wastewater reuse and disposal, as well as irrigation and drainage systems. Students also gain an understanding of the economic, sociological, and epidemiological aspects of development projects. The program considers development from the village scale to the global scale, and students in this program can design a plan of study that matches their individual goals and interests. Students who complete the program can attain either an MS or PhD from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as well as a certificate in International Development Studies from the Office of International Education.



Thuyloi University (TLU), Hanoi, Viet Nam
The TLU and CSU agreement encourages faculty and students to pursue collaborative research that is jointly beneficial to their professional development. The agreement provides the opportunity for the exchange of short-term visiting scholars to deliver lectures and seminars, to engage in collaborative research in areas of common interest, and to explore mutual projects and the means to support them. In addition, the agreement provides a Dual Degree Partnership Program that allows undergraduate students from TLU to come to CSU and obtain a Batchelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. The universities also encourage other collaborative efforts such as research, faculty and graduate student exchange, and professional activities such as joint workshops and conferences.

US-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water
This project is sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). CSU (through the CEE Department) is the major subcontracting partner with the University of Utah which leads the project.  Other partners include the Stockholm Environment Institute, the City University of New York, and the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education. The purpose of the project is to build a state-of-the art applied research center in water resources at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) in Pakistan to (i) improve private sector innovation and modernization, (ii) strengthen government policy to stimulate economic growth, and (iii) contribute solutions to Pakistan’s development challenges in the water sector. The major activities include curriculum development, exchanges and scholarships, and applied research. CSU focuses on the areas of irrigation and drainage, hydraulics, and integrated water resources management. More information can be found at the project website

GERENS Program
The CEE Department has an agreement for water authority training with GERENs, a private school in Lima, Peru. The program will be managed through the Department’s International School for Water Resources. Major activities will include curriculum, training, certification and field visits.



Dr. Ryan Bailey

Dr. Pierre Julien

Dr. John van de Lindt