Since 2015, we have hired Christa Kelleher, which elevated the number of faculty within the subdiscipline such that water resources is now considered its own thematic discipline within the department. The water program is now supported by participation of Don Siegel, Chris Scholz, Laura Lautz, Zunli Lu, and Christa Kelleher. A number of faculty in the “water” group support multiple groups in the department (e.g. Chris Scholz and Zunli Lu also support the paleoclimate group). Greg Hoke (tectonic geomorphologist) was hired in 2008 and his research has expanded to include themes under water resources as well.