Software created by BYU environmental engineers makes it possible for governments and organizations worldwide to study and predict surface-water, groundwater, and watershed behavior. Below are links to several water-modeling animations created by this software. (See also "Modeling the World's Waters.")
The design of a new highway near Montgomery, Ala. involved the application of Surface-water Modeling Software (SMS). SMS was used to build a model of the floodplain area and simulated the flow conditions at flood stage.
A recent Mississippi River study illustrates how Surface-water Modeling Software (SMS) can be used effectively. River officials were concerned about how large barges on the river stirred up sediments and caused erosion.
The Groundwater Modeling Software (GMS) software is used to help protect precious groundwater resources. Using GMS, planners can analyze the effectiveness and cost of various strategies for cleaning up contaminated aquifers.