$6 Million Grant To Fund UNH Study Of Dams In New England
A $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation program will fund a four-year study examining the future of dams in New England.
The grant was announced Monday by the University of New Hampshire. Paul Kirshen, a research professor of civil and environmental engineering at the university, will lead the project. NHPR, 08/11/2015 More>>
2015 AWWA Annual Conference - Anaheim CA
After a 22+ hr day, members of the Water Treatment Technology Assistance Center(WTTAC) enjoyed the reception, and especially the buffet, at the Hazen & Sawyer greeting conducted at the Astor Classic Car Museum and as part of the AWWA Annual Conference and Exposition recently held in Anaheim (CA) on June 8-10, 2015. From left-to-right, Kyle Hay, Brianna Wentworth, Kellen Sawyer, Meagan McCowan and Prof Robin Collins. Both Kellen and Meagan also made well-received oral presentations during the conference.
WTTAC, 07/28/2015 More>>
UNH Capstone Students Travel to Ghana, Africa
UNH Capstone Students Travel to Ghana, Africa The Observer, 06/29/2015 More>>
Reclaim Paradise with Better Stormwater Management
A 1968 song-lyric complaint that, “they paved paradise and put up a parking lot” spoke more to the aesthetic blight of asphalt burying jungle than the cascade of natural destruction scientists now see as its byproduct.
In the 40 years since songwriter Joni Mitchell took us for a ride in her “Big Yellow Taxi,” society has learned there are consequences to covering nature with surfaces that can’t absorb water. Research has shown a strong correlation between pollutant loads, stormwater flows, and runoff from asphalt and concrete. ecoRI News, 06/09/2015 More>>
NOAH Holds Climate Adaptation Workshops
Last week East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) joined forces with ULI Boston/New England to present a series of recommendations on climate resiliency strategies for neighborhood.
Last Wednesday at the East Boston Library, as part of NOAH’s ongoing Climate Adaptation Workshops, NOAH and ULI developed a goal to design a community resiliency plan for the neighborhood’s 40,000 residents. East Boston Times Free Press, 06/04/2015 More>>
The Many Unknowns of Inevitable Arctic Oil Spills
Published on InsideClimate News (http://insideclimatenews.org)
Inside Climate News, 05/14/2015 More>>
ENE Student Wins one of the CYOS honors - Katerina Messologitis
Create Your Own Story recognizes current students who have made their UNH stories successful. This initiative exists not only to highlight dedicated students but also to inspire others to take advantage of all UNH has to offer. Ten students are recognized each year for a wide pool of nominations that are made by faculty and staff members. Their stories are made into a traveling display including poster and video. The students and their chosen faculty/staff mentors participate in a luncheon in April celebrating their achievements and unveiling the display. Environmental Engineering, 04/16/2015 More>>
By Jeff McMenemyjmcmenemy@seacoastonline.com Posted Jan. 18, 2015 @ 2:01 am
PORTSMOUTH – Officials throughout the Seacoast are preparing for the release of draft stormwater runoff regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency and bemoaning what they see as another unfunded federal mandate. Seacoast Online, 01/21/2015 More>>
Kinner showers for lab safety
Lab safety took a zany, soggy turn Tuesday, when the Environmental Research Group tapped Nancy Kinner, professor of civil and environmental engineering, for a hands-on demonstration of the emergency shower in their Gregg Hall lab. Her dousing not only gave students and faculty experience with this important (if rarely used) piece of equipment, it raised funds for the student group Environmental and Water Resources Institute, which sold raffle tickets for the chance to pull the shower handle.
“Demonstrating operation of laboratory emergency equipment is an important component of safety training, but this level of participation took it to a whole new level,” said Andy Glode, laboratory safety officer with UNH’s Environmental Health and Safety office. “Nancy is very supportive of laboratory safety initiatives and doing this to promote the student group was a wonderful, memorable gesture.”
The shower demonstration was one part of the ERG’s annual safety review, which included demonstrations of safety components like the fume hoods and eye washes and discussions of dangerous chemicals. “It’s easy to become complacent in the lab, to forget that the chemicals you’re using every day can be dangerous to your health,” said ERG research engineer Scott Greenwood, who helped organize the safety shower. “We hope that when the students go back into the lab, safety will be in the forefront of their minds.”
Raffle winner Alyson Packhem ’14, a graduate student of Kinner’s, said the demonstration’s lessons are likely to last. “I suppose it was a little awkward to douse my esteemed professor in cold water, but it would be completely necessary in the case of an emergency,” she said. “If Nancy actually got exposed to hazardous chemicals, I would be glad to pull the shower again.”
UNH Today, 11/21/2014 More>>
EPA Announces Funding to Create Two New Drinking Water Innovation Centers
Robin Collins PI and Jim Malley Co-PI of the Environmental Research Group and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are part of a USEPA Grant Award for a National Center for Innovation in Small Systems (NCISS) that was announced by USEPA August 2014. This Center, named DeRISK, is a three year, $4.1 million dollar award to a University consortium consisting of CU-Boulder, UNH, University of Alaska and University of Arizona will create decision analysis tools for assessing and implementing innovative technologies for small drinking water systems that will be a EPA, 09/09/2014 More>>