We are pleased to announce the 2021 Water Institute Graduate Fellows (WIGF) faculty team!
Central to the Water Institute mission, the WIGF program supports interdisciplinary teams of doctoral student fellows and their faculty advisors as they conduct innovative integrative research in an emerging area of water science. For ten years, the program has established collaborative research teams with long-lasting research connections, and has provided students with the comprehensive understanding and interdisciplinary skills needed to address complex water challenges.
Under the project titled “Beneficial Reuse of Wastewater (BREW): Overcoming Barriers and Identifying Opportunities”, the 2021 WIGF cohort will investigate and promote reclaimed water (RW) use as a key solution to global water scarcity challenges presented by population growth, changing climate, and land development. By overcoming barriers to and identifying new opportunities for, RW use, the team aims to transform treated wastewater into a valued resource and ensure a more resilient freshwater supply.
The following Water Institute Affiliated Faculty comprise the sixth cohort of the WIGF Program:
- Dr. Mary Lusk (Project PI), Assistant Professor Soil and Water Sciences, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, School of Natural Resource and the Environment
- Dr. Kevin Ash, Assistant Professor, Geography, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Dr. Bin Gao, Professor, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
- Dr. Jennifer Jones, Assistant Professor, Family Youth and Community Sciences, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
- Dr. Davie Kadyampakeni, Assistant Professor, Soil and Water Sciences, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
- Dr. AJ Reisinger, Soil and Water Sciences, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, School of Natural Resources and Environment
- Dr. Andrew Zimmerman, Geological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
We look forward to working with this diverse faculty team to recruit a stellar group of Ph.D. students for Fall 2021, and build a successful interdisciplinary cohort that will advance understanding and develop innovative solutions for this compelling global water issue.
November 2, 2020