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Pandemics, conservation, and human-nature relations

Nov. 17, 2021

In a new journal article, Dr. Gunārs Platais and his co-authors explore the need for integration and adaptation between practices that have led to the COVID-19 pandemic and those which rely on traditional practices and knowledge. The paper argues that the pandemic is an opportunity to adapt and counteract human...

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Type of ultraviolet light most effective at killing coronavirus is also the safest to use around people

Oct. 26, 2021

Dr. Karl Linden and his colleagues set out to accurately test various UV systems to see which was the most effective at inactivating SARS-CoV-2. Their research shows that the most effecive ultraviolet light is also the safest.

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Gender disparities in engineering are a problem, CU Boulder researchers offer a solution

Oct. 20, 2021

In a new paper co-authored by Professor Amy Javernick-Will, of construction engineering, and Tony Tong, of the Leeds School of Business, researchers found that female engineers are more likely to ask questions to gain information, and they’re likely to ask those questions of other women.

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First student benefits from Colorado American Indian tuition law

Oct. 13, 2021

Jenna Whiteplume is the first CU Boulder student benefitting from the Colorado American Indian Tribes In-state Tuition law. Colorado passed Senate Bill 29 earlier this year, granting in-state tuition to members of American Indian tribes with historical ties to Colorado.

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Critical Next Steps: SDG 6 in High-income Countries

When discussing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), most international development practitioners focus on the approaches and challenges in low- and middle-income countries. At the 2020 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Water and Health conference, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) researchers and practitioners instead discussed WASH inequalities in high-income countries...

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How fire today will impact water tomorrow

MCGE affiliate faculty Fernando Rosario-Ortiz and Ben Livneh spoke with CU Boulder Today about how wildfires impact water quality and influence the risk of landslides.

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Sustainable WASH Systems Closeout Event & Learning Series

July 17, 2021

USAID’s Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership will host a five-day virtual event that will present evidence and lessons around strengthening water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) systems to sustain services through systems understanding and engagement, professionalized maintenance, and collective action. Participants will benefit from five years of research and evidence gathered...

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How perceptions of risk and housing safety change in a multihazard environment

July 7, 2021

PhD student Briar Goldwyn, Dr. Amy Javernick-Will, and Dr. Abbie Liel have published a technical paper in ASCE's Natural Hazard Review titled "Dilemma of the Tropics: Changes to Housing Safety Perceptions, Preferences, and Priorities in Multihazard Environments".

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Colorado universities tasked with studying emerging water management technologies

July 7, 2021

The bill entitled "Emerging Technologies for Water Management", signed by Colorado Governor Jared Polis, directs our team at the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering and the Colorado Water Institute at Colorado State University to work together to identify and test new technologies for monitoring, management, conservation, and allocation of surface...

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Pedagogy for Global Engineering Article

May 5, 2021

The role of engineers in contributing to global poverty reduction and in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals is evolving. Typically, the engineer’s role in addressing these challenges has been confined to community-, regional-, or national-scale service interventions and technology design and development. However, after fifty years of such approaches, over...

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