Earth Sciences Division (ESD) Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

ERWR Research Areas

Research conducted by the Environmental Remediation & Water Resources Program in the LBNL Earth Sciences Division falls within the following five areas:

Environmental Remediation Subsurface Science

Research in this area focuses on understanding, predicting, remediating, and monitoring complex subsurface processes associated with environmental contamination, with a particular emphasis on metal- and radionuclide-contaminated systems… read more »

Water Resources

Our water resources research focuses on developing approaches for measuring, and insights about, the transport of water, nutrients, and pathogens through water systems… read more »


Our bioenergy research focuses on improving the understanding of microbial genomics associated with biofuels and enhanced oil recovery and investigating feedbacks between long term biomass production and ecosystem processes... read more »

UXO Discrimination

Our unexploded ordnance (UXO) research focuses on the design, fabrication, field testing, and validation of novel instrumentation for characterizing the location, size, shape, and metal content of a buried UXO… read more »