Department of Geosciences

College of the Environment and Life Sciences


Welcome to Pradhanang lab

Dr. Soni M. Pradhanang

Welcome to the Hydrology and Environmental Water Quality Lab, a dynamic research group at the URI’s Department of Geosciences. My Lab group focuses on hydrological, ecological, and biogeochemical processes that affect water resources. We are interested in how climatic variability, land use, and watershed management affect status and trends of water quantity and quality in streams, lakes, rivers, and estuaries. We use combined approach of monitoring and modeling to understand water and nutrients movement in complex terrain, soils, land use, and with various watershed protection practices.  Our work evaluates management practices to develop guidelines to ensure the protection of the ecosystem that provides our water. Current projects explore emerging contaminants in drinking water, modeling of pollutant fluxes in surface water and climate change applications.

October 1, 2010 Flood, Esopus Creek, NY
Survey – Hatch project S1063
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