Water Resources Research Act Program

Details for Project ID 2016RI126B

Clean Drinking Water in Rhode Island

Institute: Rhode Island
Year Established: 2016 Start Date: 2016-03-01 End Date: 2017-02-28
Total Federal Funds: $8,565 Total Non-Federal Funds: $17,947

Principal Investigators: Christopher Hunter

Abstract: The project focuses on information technology and education by two major outreach activities, a comprehensive conference for the clean water community and a week long summer experience for high school students to promote interest in STEM disciplines and in clean water careers. There are two major thrusts to this project. The first is to promote a conference to provide background and knowledge for working professionals in the clean water fields and to educate graduate and undergraduate student in the scope of the clean water field. This Rhode Island conference on clean water will be used to focus on conservation, new and current technologies, changes in water quality standards and policies, and Rhode Island concerns. In addition the conference will provide new insights to clean water in Rhode Island. The second major activity of this project is the hosting of a summer camp at the University of Rhode Island for high school students to introduce students to clean water concepts and promote interest in clean water careers. This second activity will also provide for an undergraduate engineering or science student to work on a research project. Two major objectives have been set for this project.