Browsing Category: Water Quality

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Q&A with Charles Burgis, Winner of the 2019 Global Water Initiative Prize for His Work on Storm Water Denitrification Infrastructure (Part II)

In November, the Global Water Initiative held its second Graduate Water Colloquium, bringing together some 40 graduate students and faculty who study water-related questions at UVA. Graduate students from systems engineering, environmental engineering, environmental science, and architecture presented their work. The effort was led by Professors Teresa Culver and…

By Peter Debaere-
Access to Drinking Water, Water Quality

Q&A with Mushfiq Mobarak on the elite capture of deep wells and the challenge of fighting arsenic in groundwater

Bangladesh’s water history is one of unintended consequences. What initially looked like a success story became a nightmare. After international organizations and the Bangladeshi government had supported a shift away from polluted surface water to groundwater use in the 1980s, arsenic was discovered in the groundwater of many rural…

By Peter Debaere-
Climate Change, Environment, Water Quality, Water Scarcity

Observing the terrestrial water cycle from Space: Application for a large river basin

Across the world, major river basins are the economic engine of communities. They are essential for agriculture, industry, transportation, power production, and water supply—but all of these depend on a community’s ability to predict the rivers’ flow. Forecasting the annual and seasonal variability of water resources is essential…

By Venkataraman Lakshmi-