Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center at UMass Amherst

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Do you know about the WINSSS?

UMass is home to the Water Innovation Network for Sustainable Small Systems, a consortium of investigators from several universities across the nation, with the goals of developing technological solutions, stimulating research, and reducing barriers for small water systems.

Caitlyn Butler builds a green latrine which will protect ground water quality

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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EDC/PPCP Benchmarking And Monitoring Strategies for Drinking Water Utilities

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.