Scholars who research "Hydraulic engineering" look at application of the principles of fluid mechanics to problems dealing with the collection, control of water.
Some questions in "Hydraulic engineering" involve What is hydraulic and water resource engineering? What is the scope of hydrology? Why is hydrology important?.
Some motivations are make the best use of water as one of our most important natural resource.
Professionals of "Hydraulic engineering" include John Shaw, James G. Rice, Philip J. O'Keefe.