Browsing Category: Water Quality

Access to Drinking Water, Water & Health, Water & Society, Water Policy, Water Quality

Looking Back at the 1980s, the World’s First Water Decade: Sustained Ambition Is What It Takes

The Blue Nile Health Project (BNHP) and the International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade (IDWSSD, the Water Decade) are examples of extraordinary cooperation and coordination. The Water Decade marked the beginning of the global effort to provide clean drinking water and adequate sanitation for all. The BNHP demonstrated that…

By Christian McMillen-
Access to Drinking Water, Water & Health, Water Quality

Q&A with Sydney Turner, Winner of the 2020 GWI Graduate Water Prize

 In spite of the coronavirus pandemic, the Global Water Initiative organized the third edition of the annual Graduate Water Symposium. Nine students from across UVA presented their water-related research at the virtual symposium. Sydney Turner, from the Department of Engineering Systems and Environment (ESE) in the School of Engineering…

By Teresa Culver-
Infrastructure, Water & Health, Water & Society, Water Quality

Q&A with Richard J. Evans on the relevance of a past cholera epidemic

Cholera is a waterborne infectious disease that triggers severe watery diarrhea that can lead to dehydration and even death if left untreated. In most cases, cholera is caused and transmitted by drinking water or eating food that is contaminated by human waste. Even though modern water and sewage treatment systems…

By Manuela Achilles and Peter Debaere-
Uncategorized, Water & Society, Water Quality, Water Technology

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-