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Georgia Water Resources Institute leads effort to understand how residential septic systems impact Lake Lanier water quality

Google Earth view of Lake Lanier from Buford Dam. Gwinnett County is to the right of the dam. (Image Courtesy: Google, Landsat/Copernicus)

Water researchers from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering will lead a three-year effort to understand how septic systems in Gwinnett County, Georgia, impact Lake Lanier. The massive reservoir northeast of Atlanta serves as a drinking water supply for the county as well as the metro area.

Monday, December 18, 2017

NASA fellowship supports Di Vittorio’s work using satellites to improve water management

Courtney Di Vittorio, left, with her Ph.D. adviser, Aris Georgakakos and some of the data she's using for her research. Di Vittorio's work to incorporate satellite data into hydrologic models so decision-makers can improve water management plans has won her a 2017 Earth and Space Science Fellowship from NASA. (Photo: Jess Hunt-Ralston)

Ph.D. student Courtney Di Vittorio has won support from NASA for her work using satellite data to better manage water resources. The fourth-year civil engineering grad student learned this month she is one of the space agency’s 2017 Earth and Space Science Fellows.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Georgakakos to CBS46: Plenty of water for Alabama, Florida and Georgia 85% of the time

Professor Aris Georgakakos explains his models of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system to CBS46's Sally Sears.

Georgakakos explains his work modeling water flows in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system to CBS46’s Sally Sears. Georgakakos said there’s plenty of water flowing down the Chattahoochee River 85 percent of the time.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Tech researchers’ work leads to long-awaited water plan for Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin

A grassroots group of stakeholders in the three-state battle over water from the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and Flint rivers released a consensus water management plan for the basin May 13, thanks in good measure to work by Professor Aris Georgakakos and his team.

Friday, May 15, 2015
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