• Classes focus on water quality, quantity, and the effects of water-born toxins on the environment and human health.
  • Faculty research wetland restoration, water resource conservation and allocation, and water quality isssues.
  • Students have the opportunity to work with groups such as the Duke Wetand Center and Duke Water Working Group.

People in the Spotlight

Water Blogs

Moloka’i: Sneaky Wild
Tripp Burwell
Oct 01, 2015
Agriculture’s Contribution to Climate Change
Anne Martin
Sep 22, 2015

Post-Graduation Careers

Alumni with a focus in Water work throughout government and the private sector.

Giving Highlight


The Nicholas School is home to Water@Duke, the nation’s top interdisciplinary program addressing water issues. Water@Duke brings to bear the expertise of faculty across the Duke campus to forge a secure water future for America and communities worldwide.