Master’s student Aaron Bivins spent part of his summer traveling to Mozambique to help lay the groundwork for a study about the relationship between population density and the health effects of sanitation. This is part of an ongoing series of essays from across the globe written by CEE students who have traveled abroad with the support of the Joe S. Mundy Global Learning Endowment.
When the weather warms and you dive into the public pool to cool off, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) researchers have found you’ll be swimming with more than your fellow bathers. Think: small amounts of pesticides, flame retardant and even caffeine.
The American Water Works Association gathered in Atlanta last week for its first-ever conference on the nation’s water infrastructure, inviting Joe Brown from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering to deliver a keynote address.
The Girl Scouts are considering building an “eco-village” on the island they own along Georgia’s coast, and they want to harness the ebb and flow of the tide to power it. The camp would be a place for young girls to learn about sustainability and green energy, and as part of that, the organization wants it to be completely self-sustaining. They’ve turned to Kevin Haas to help. Haas studies tidal energy and is an associate professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
With more than 10 million service points, India’s rural drinking water system provides a real monitoring headache for public health officials. To help address the challenge, a three-continent research consortium is evaluating a novel environmental crowdsourcing technique that relies on 53-cent test kits and the nation’s ubiquitous mobile phone service.