The three research projects that will be funded are:
- Development of an in-field method for detecting engineered nanoparticles and their transformations in aquatic environments using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy
PI Baoshan Xing of UMass Amherst Stockbridge School of Agriculture
- Addressing water supply issues through the modeling, analysis and optimization of renewable hybrid systems for water and electricity production
PI Jon McGowan of UMass Amherst Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
- The Massachusetts Isoscape Project: A tool for understanding hydrologic processes and water resource sustainability
PI David Boutt of UMass Amherst Geosciences
Our outreach project will fund in part the 2017 New England Graduate Student Water Symposium and a January 2017 Water Symposium focused on water supply challenges and on the water-energy nexus.