Ugandan village has a new well and clean water, thanks to Georgia Tech students

Three Georgia Tech engineering students traveled to Oloo, Uganda, this December to drill a new well and install a hand pump that will serve about 400 villagers.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

For Aaron Bivins, Maputo trip turns sanitation data into harsh reality

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.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Just what’s in that swimming pool water?

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.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Brown delivers keynote on water infrastructure and public health

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.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Girl Scouts' camp a test bed for turning tides into electricity

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.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Crowdsourcing could lead to better water in rural India

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.

Friday, September 19, 2014


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