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Urban Water Institute


Specific research projects addressed by the institute include, but are not limited to:

  • Investigating chemical and microbiological safety of fruits, vegetables, and meat, especially related to bacterial pathogens and chemical contaminants associated with irrigation, wash and processing water;
  • Development and optimization of water, wastewater and storm water conveyance and treatment systems;
  • Establishing methods for sustainable water use and reliable water availability, including water reuse and recycling;
  • Monitoring, protecting and restoring water resources and infrastructure, including green infrastructure;
  • Partnering with industry to develop transferrable technology on all of the above research;
  • Educating, advising and influencing urban citizens and municipalities on water policy and its impact on economics and public health.