State Water Resources Research Institute Program


Project ID: 2007RI60B
Title: Clean Drinking Water in Rhode Island
Project Type: Information Transfer
Start Date: 3/01/2007
End Date: 2/28/2008
Congressional District: Two
Focus Categories: Water Quality, Education
Keywords: Water Quality, Conference, Workshop, Middle and High School Teachers, Clean Water, Careers, Rhode Island
Principal Investigator: Knickle, Harold (University of Rhode Island)
Federal Funds: $ 16,785
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 33,540
Abstract: There are two thrusts to this project. The first is to create a conference to provide background and knowledge for working professionals in the clean water fields and to educate graduate and undergraduate students in the scope of the clean water field. This Second Rhode Island conference on clean drinking water will be initiated and held. These first two conferences will suggest the modelling for future conferences to meet the needs of water professionals in Rhode Island. The second major activity of this project is the hosting of a summer workshop at the University of Rhode Island for middle and high school teachers to introduce them to clean water concepts using lectures, laboratories, and field trips to promote interest in clean water careers.

Two major objectives have been set for this project. The first is to advance the awareness and knowledge of the importance of clean water in Rhode Island and provide insight into the various factors affecting the ability to obtain clean water for multiple uses in Rhode Island by hosting a major Clean Water Conference. The creation of the conference will provide background and knowledge for the work of professionals in the clean water fields. This conference will be used to develop models to make future conferences successful. Graduate students will be encouraged to take courses in environmental areas and undergraduates will be encouraged to consider pursuing degrees related to the clean water profession. The second major activity is the hosting of a summer workshop at the University of Rhode Island for middle and high school teachers to introduce them to clean water concepts with a goal of promoting interest in clean water careers.

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