A new study by Timothy Randhir and graduate student Ammara Talib, Environmental Conservation, suggests that threats to the watershed in the increasingly populated suburban areas northwest of Boston can be addressed if managers begin to act now.
Saving Water: Bentgrasses & Drought Tolerance Study
One of the key missions of the UMass Extension Turf Program is to promote natural resource protection through responsible turf management. Watch this video showing current UMass research with the primary focus of conserving and protecting one of our most precious natural resources: water.
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Endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) and pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) encompass hundreds of trace contaminants that have been detected in raw and treated drinking waters. This project aims to develop a watershed-level protocol for addressing EDC/PPCP monitoring needs, utilizing a combination of statistical tools, GIS and spatial analysis, and analytical sampling of indicator and surrogate compounds.