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Testing for E. coli in real time

Sept. 13, 2022

A new water quality sensor developed by engineers at CU Boulder can quickly, cheaply and accurately monitor for the presence of E. coli bacteria in water supplies, an issue that may affect more people in the U.S. and around the world in the future. Emily Bedell (PhDEnvEngr’22) is lead author...

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Pair of CU Boulder PhD students publish research to address growing drought issues in Africa

July 29, 2022

CU Boulder PhD candidates Katie Fankhauser and Denis Muthike are lead authors of new research on our ability to forecast, mitigate and quickly respond to increasingly intense drought conditions in Africa due to climate change. Fankhauser is seeking a PhD in environmental engineering while Muthike is working towards a PhD...


State of California Tackles Drought with IoT & Blockchain

Feb. 7, 2019

Leveraging Satellites and the Internet of Things, SweetSense Facilitates Water Service Access in Kenya and Water Resource Management in California , USAID AgriLinks, May, 2019 Colorado senator wants to study blockchain for water rights management , TNW, March, 2019 Blockchain is overhyped, but it’s also perfect for California’s drought problem...

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Innovations in WASH Impact Measures

Water & Sanitation Measurement Technologies & Practices to Inform the Sustainable Development Goals The new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) at its core. A dedicated Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 6) declares a commitment to “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for...