Trauth receives Watershed Management Achievement Award

Trauth receives Watershed Management Achievement Award

Mizzou Engineering’s Kate Trauth has received a prestigious award for significant contributions to the field of watershed management. The Missouri Water Environment Association (MWEA) Stormwater Committee honored Trauth with the 2019 Watershed Management Achievement Award, which was presented this year after last year’s conference was canceled. Trauth is an associate professor of civil and environmental [...]
Mizzou Engineers, USGS Create Tool to Test Oil in Water

Mizzou Engineers, USGS Create Tool to Test Oil in Water

Researchers are creating a tool that would allow oil in water to be tested using a portable device, smart phone and sample vial. Those responding to oil spills could soon have an easier way to determine the environmental impacts. A Mizzou Engineer is helping develop a tool to analyze water samples and measure oil levels [...]
Mizzou Engineering Team Develops New Model to Predict Algae Growth

Mizzou Engineering Team Develops New Model to Predict Algae Growth

Researchers hope to predict and promote algae growth at wastewater treatment plants such as this one to purify water sources. Two Mizzou Engineering departments have teamed up to develop a new computer model that will predict algae growth. The research has the potential to increase algae production—and that could lead to cleaner water supplies. Students [...]
Black & Veatch, Outside Collaborators at Work Developing Coronavirus Solutions

Black & Veatch, Outside Collaborators at Work Developing Coronavirus Solutions

Pressing to expedite solutions that soften COVID-19’s impact on communities, Black & Veatch is at work collaborating with companies, entrepreneurs and a university to find pioneering ways to mitigate the coronavirus outbreak. Just a month after launching its virtual, remote “IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator,” seeking proposals from startups and other innovators needing help commercializing, rapidly […]

Aerial Reconnaissance

Aerial Reconnaissance

Currently, when the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to keep track of the waterfowl population in the state or monitor wetlands for invasive plant species, they send a natural resource manager into the field to do a manual count, which is very labor intensive and not very accurate. Other methods to monitor bird populations […]

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