Low Energy Options for Making Water from Wastewater

A Department of Environmental Health Sciences seminar presented by Dr. Stanley B. Grant, Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Chemical Engineering and Materials Sciences, University of California, Irvine

Thursday, November 21, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
43‐105 CHS

Abstract

Climate change and global population growth demand creative, low‐energy, multi‐disciplinary, and multi‐benefit approaches to sustaining adequate water resources. In this talk I will describe a recently funded NSF funded Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) program that links five different universities (UCI, UCLA, UCSD/SIO, University of Melbourne, and Monash University) in two water‐stressed regions of the world (southwest U.S. and southeast Australia) that have unique and complementary expertise in the development and deployment of rainwater tanks, biofilters, and waste stabilization ponds for potable substitution and watershed protection. An overview of the NSF PIRE project is presented, followed by a detailed discussion of the ecosystem services provided by in‐stream hyporheic exchange, and a modeling study of water supply and demand in the City of Melbourne during the Millennium Drought of 1997 to 2010.

Biography

stan grantStanley B. Grant is a Professor in the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Chemical Engineering and Materials Sciences at UC Irvine, and a Visiting Chair of Hydrology and Water Resources in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at University of Melbourne. Professor Grant is the Principal Investigator of a $4.8M grant from the National Science Foundation to catalyze, through research and education, the development and deployment of low‐energy options for improving water productivity while protecting human and ecosystem health.

Open to students, faculty, and staff! For more information contact Nancy Gonzalez at (310) 206‐5296

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Sponsor(s): Department of Environmental Health Sciences