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The Urban Water Institute is managed by a director and a leadership team who are advised by an Advisory Board about strategies and opportunities. The Institute has presently four thrust areas: (1) society and finance, (2) water quality, (3) water resources and environment and (4) urban infrastructure.


Director: Dong-Jun (DJ) Seo, Professor, Civil Eng,, 817-272-5063,

Leadership Team

Liasons with other UTA colleges

Peggy Semingson, Associate Professor,, 817-272-7568
Department of Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education and Health Professions

Karabi C Bezboruah, Associate Professor,, School of Urban and Public Affairs

Yuejiao Zhang, Assistant Professor Professor,, , English Department—Technical and Professional Communication, College of Liberal Arts

At The University of Texas at Arlington, about 80 faculty members are involved on various aspects of water research. These faculty members are associated with almost all UTA colleges and schools, including the

  • College of Engineering - Departments of
    • Civil Engineering,
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Material Science and Engineering
    • Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
    • Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
    • Computer Science and Engineering
  • College of Sciences - Department of
    • Earth Sciences
    • Physics
    • Chemistry and Bio-Chemistry
    • Biology;
  • College of Business
  • College of Education and Health Professions
  • School of Urban and Public Affairs
  • School of Architecture.

The Urban Water Institute calls upon many different fields of expertise beyond engineering.