School may be out for summer, but cleaner indoor air may be here to stay in some Colorado classrooms.

Engineers at CU Boulder have installed hundreds of air quality monitors in K-12 classrooms across Denver and Boulder.

 

Professor Sherri Cook is researching solutions for better wastewater treatment and reuse.

She has been honored by the National Science Foundation with a CAREER Award, a five-year, $510,000 grant to study water treatment technologies and build models to help local governments and water operators improve their infrastructure and water quality.

Irrigated agriculture is the planet's largest consumer of freshwater and ultimately produces more than 40% of food worldwide. Yet the exact amounts of water actually being used in irrigation remains largely unknown.

Answering that question would provide insight into the global water balance and is part of a new project by Assistant Professor Ben Livneh.

Humans in the 21st century spend most of their time indoors, but the air we breathe inside buildings is not regulated to the same degree as the food we eat and the water we drink.

A group of 39 researchers from 14 countries say that needs to change to reduce disease transmission and prevent the next pandemic.