Edwards was recognized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his efforts "to apply his engineering expertise to revealing dangerous levels of lead contamination in water supplies."
Jennifer Irish, an associate professor in the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, will seek to quantitatively characterize the danger tsunamis pose to the sustainability of ancient sites, modern infrastructure, and community prosperity in Israel.
Virginia Tech has been awarded $600,000 in federal funding by the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Lead Hazard and Healthy Homes Technical Studies toward testing and approving water filters for communities suffering with lead in water contamination in homes supplied by both private wells and municipal water services.
Krinos, a junior with a triple major in biological sciences, computer science, and computational modeling and data analytics, has won an Astronaut Scholarship Foundation award. She is the first and only student at Virginia Tech to receive the scholarship.
An NSF grant will fund the on-the-ground distribution of water sampling kits and educational training in Texas and Florida, which faculty from Texas A&M’s AgriLife Extension Service and University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension program will lead. The Virginia Tech team will analyze the samples and distribute the results to well owners.
The Flint water system meets the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead and Copper Rule, Virginia Tech College of Engineering Professor Marc Edwards said at a Friday news conference. Additionally, levels of Legionella have steadily improved.
Marc Edwards, Virginia Tech University Distinguished Professor, has received the inaugural Disobedience Award from the MIT Media Lab, along with Mona Hanna-Attisha for their effective, responsible, ethical disobedience across disciplines.
Brian Richter, the chief scientist for the Global Water Program of The Nature Conservancy, will give a distinguished lecture entitled “Chasing Water in a Rapidly Changing World” at the Lyric Theatre, followed by a question and answer period and book signing.
A Virginia Tech team has installed oxygenation systems in three reservoirs that serve Roanoke and surrounding county residents and are monitoring them to see how increased oxygen levels affect the amount of metals in the water.
Virginia Tech researchers are working to develop low-cost, practical remediation and communication strategies that will set protocols in place to ensure clean drinking water is available after natural disasters, such as “The Great 2016 Louisiana Flood.”
Next week, a new team of students will head to Flint, Michigan, for the fourth and possible final round of testing for lead in the city’s drinking water. The goal of the trip is to determine if water quality has continued to improve.