Trying to mitigate and delist Boulder Creek and coping with E. coli in the stream is a complex, challenging problem the Boulder Riverkeeper is taking on.
Dr. Laura Triplett and students from Gustavus Adolphus College are monitoring southern Minnesota’s watershed to evaluate water quality improvement measures.
Performing environmental monitoring of southern Ohio stormwater involved everything from sophisticated GIS mapping to fine-tuning some of the six basic senses.
Trials of steel chips from industrial waste show that they effectively remove E. coli from stormwater by lysing the bacterial cell walls.
Recent work shows how the “decorative” heterogeneity of surfaces at the nanoscale can help predict how colloids like bacteria travel through groundwater.
UNLV, the WaterStart program, and company microLAN are collaborating on a pilot project to test BACTcontrol, a light-based water monitoring technology.