Water being poured into a bucket in Africa.

Groundwater can prevent drought emergencies in the Horn of Africa. Here’s how

Nov. 7, 2019

Millions of people living in the arid regions of the Horn of Africa lack safe, reliable and affordable water throughout the year.

A desalinization plant near the ocean

Salt solution: Researcher sets out to make desalination more efficient

Nov. 1, 2019

University of Colorado Boulder postdoctoral researcher Omkar Supekar of mechanical engineering is working on a technique that could make desalination facilities more efficient by changing the way they detect chemicals that clog up their filters.

A resident taking a water quality sample

Partnership puts valuable water quality information from Western Slope online

Oct. 31, 2019

Results from a new voluntary survey of private drinking water quality on the Western Slope through a partnership between CU Boulder, Delta County and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are available online now.

Evan Thomas in the field giving a presentation

Improving drought resilience in East Africa with sensors, satellites and machine learning

Oct. 30, 2019

The University of Colorado Boulder is combining satellite data, smart sensors and machine learning to help reduce drought emergencies in east Africa.

CU Boulder Aerospace Building exterior

Panel: What Remote Sensing Can Tell us About Climate Change Now and In the Future

Oct. 11, 2019

An open discussion in the new Aerospace Building with research leaders from across the university about the modern tools that are helping us understand and combat climate change. Panelists will discuss their work in the field through real world applications of the current technology and consider how the students on campus today address this issue in the future.

A student adjusts hoses on the rain making device

When it rains: The hidden impact of wildfire

Oct. 1, 2019

The costs of wildfires extend far beyond the burn zone.

Hand catching rain water

Energy Frontier Research Center Planning (EFRC) Meetings

Sept. 26, 2019

Faculty who are interested in discussing the research focus and scope for this proposal can come to one of two sessions on Oct. 1. Either 10 a.m. to noon in the Engineering Center's Clark Conference Room (ECAD 109) or 3-5 p.m. on east campus in SEEC S265.

Ocean as seen above with waves

CU Boulder brings expertise to new, interdisciplinary Energy-Water Desalination Hub

Sept. 25, 2019

CU Boulder is part of a new, $100 million interdisciplinary partnership to address critical water security issues in the United States over the next five years, the U.S. Department of Energy announced Monday.

A leaf dropping water on to a pond

New paper quantifies increased groundwater demand from prolonged drought in African

Sept. 23, 2019

The study examines three remote sensing data sets against in-situ sensor-collected groundwater extraction data from 221 water points serving over 1.34 million people across northern Kenya and Afar, Ethiopia between January 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018.

Sara Beck with her bike during the Tour de France ride

CEAE alumna Sara Beck talks career goals, riding the Tour De France route

Sept. 17, 2019

Sara Beck finished her undergraduate degrees at CU Boulder in 2003, double majoring in aerospace engineering sciences and studio arts. After an impressive first job at NASA, she returned to the College of Engineering and Applied Science and earned her PhD in environmental engineering under Professor Karl Linden in 2015. We asked her about her impressive experience in engineering so far, her future plans and what it’s like to ride the Tour de France bike race route.