Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center at UMass Amherst

WRRC Sponsored Research

Recent WRRC-Sponsored Research

Massachusetts Water Watch Partnership web site redesign
Jerry Schoen Water Resources Research Center University of Massachusetts Amherst
Removal of Water-borne Pathogens and Heavy Metals Using Novel Biogranules
Park, Chul Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Massachusetts Amherst
Influence of nutrients on Microcystis blooms in the Charles River watershed
Moisander, Pia Biology University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Enhancing the Flux of Ultrafiltration Membranes using Nano fibers
Schiffman, Jessica D Chemical Engineering University of Massachusetts Amherst
Microbial attenuation of non-point source pharmaceutical and personal care products pollution from antiquated septic systems in coastal communities
Butler, Caitlyn Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Massachusetts Amherst
Fate, transport, and remediation of PFOS, PFOA, perchlorate, and 1,4-dioxane at the Eastham MA landfill
Chad Vecitis School of Engineering and Applied Science Harvard University
Investigating effects of annual winter lake drawdowns on fish and macroinvertebrate assemblages and diet
Allison Roy Environmental Conservation University of Massachusetts Amherst
Going With or Against the Flow: Choices for Flood Mitigation Response in Massachusetts
Anita Milman Environmental Conservation University of Massachusetts Amherst
Assessing the effectiveness of a biofiltration facility and associated groundwater flow in protecting water quality of a water supply reservoir
Paul Mathisen Civil & Environmental Engineering Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Modeling of Road Salt Contamination and Transport in Ground Water
Rudolph Hon Earth and Environmental Sciences Boston College
Land Use, Land Cover and Stormwater Management in Massachusetts under Conditions of Climate Change: Modeling the Linkages
Elizabeth Brabec Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning University of Massachusetts Amherst
Elucidating the Impact of Upgrading Wastewater Treatment for Nitrogen Removal on Eutrophication and Toxic Algal Bloom in Long Island Sound
Chul Park Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Massachusetts Amherst
Biopolymer Sorbents for Tungsten Removal
Jessica Schiffman Chemical Engineering University of Massachusetts Amherst
Analysis of Charles River (MA) Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) Using a Prototype
Bruce Jackson Biotechnology MassBay Community College
Bacterial Toxicity of Oxide Nanoparticles and Their Adhesion
Dr. Baoshan Xing Dept. of Plant, Soil, Insect Sciences University of Massachusetts Amherst
Impact of Nanoparticles on the Activated Sludge Process Effects on Microbial Community Structure and Function
Dr. Juliette N. Rooney-Varga, Deepankar Goyal Dept. of Biological Science University of Massachusetts Lowell
Characterization of Flow and Water Quality of Stormwater Runoff from a Green Roof
Suzanne LePage, Dr. Paul Mathisen Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Characterizing and Quantifying Recharge at the Bedrock Interface
Dr. David Boutt University of Massachusetts Amherst
Environmental Behaviors of Engineered Nanoparticles in Water
Dr. Baoshan Xing Dept. of Plant, Soil, Insect Sciences University of Massachusetts Amherst
Quantifying Sediment Transport in Red Brook, Wareham, Massachusetts: Impacts of Dam Removal
Steven Kichefski, Dr. Ellen Douglas, Dr. Allen Gontz Dept. of Environmental, Earth & Ocean Sciences University of Massachusetts Boston
Estimation of Climatic and Anthropogenic Influences on Freshwater Availability
Yushiou Tsai, Dr. Richard Vogel Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering Tufts University
Toxicity of Carbon Nanotubes to the Activated Sludge Process: Protective Ability of Extracellular Polymeric Substances
Lauren Luongo, Dr. Xiaoqi (Jackie) Zhang Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering University of Massachusetts Lowell
Characterization of wastewater effluent from Western Massachusetts publicly owned treatment works using metaproteomic analysis
Pamela Westgate, Dr. Chul Park Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering University of Massachusetts Amherst
Using Hydromorphological Signatures to Determine Flow Related Habitat Thresholds for Instream Communities
Piotr Parasiewicz, Research Associate Professor Natural Resources Conservation, Northeast Instream Habitat Program University of Massachusetts Amherst Dr. Christina M. Cianfrani Assistant Professor School of Natural Science Hampshire College Scott D. Jackson, Director of Natural Resources & Environmental Conservation Program College of Natural Sciences University of Massachusetts Amherst
Development of a Standardized Protocol for Fish Bioassays Detecting Estrogenic Exposure
Lauren Moffatt, PhD Candidate, and Dr. Kathleen Arcaro, Assistant Professor Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences University of Massachusetts Amherst
Perchlorate Reduction in Groundwater Using Elemental Sulfur
Ashish K Sahu, Doctoral Candidate, and Dr. Sarina Ergas, Associate Professor Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Monitoring Estrogenic Hormones - Undesired Fish Contraceptives, and Investigating Their Sources, Transportation and Fate in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
Yuegang Zuo, Associate Professor Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Graduate School of Marine Sciences and Technology University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Sources of E. coli during Wet-Weather Events
Sarah Dorner, Research Assistant Professor School of Public Health and Health Sciences, Department of Public Health University of Massachusetts Amherst
Cryptic Marsh Birds as Bioindicators of Wetland Health
Brian Tavernia, Doctoral Candidate, and Dr. Michael Reed, Professor Department of Biology Tufts University
Copper Removal by Biofilms
Xiaoqi (Jackie) Zhang Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering UMass Lowell
Potential Movement of Pesticides Related with Dissolved Organic Matter from Organic Fertilizer Application on Turf
Baoshan Xing and William Torello Dept. of Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences University of Massachusetts Amherst
Elucidation of the Rates and Extents of Pharmaceutical Biotransformation during Nitrification
Dr. Andrew Ramsburg Tufts University
Assessing Human Impacts and Contaminant Trapping within Oxbow Lake, Northampton, Massachusetts
Dr. Jonathan Woodruff Dept. of Geosciences University of Massachusetts Amherst
Authentic Research Projects for Undergraduates based on Groundwater Contamination Issues Related to Arsenic
Dr. Julian Tyson Dept. of Chemistry University of Massachusetts Amherst
A Remote Sensing Algal Production Model to Monitor Water Quality and Nonpoint Pollution in New England Lakes
Dr. Mi-Hyun Park Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering University of Massachusetts Amherst
Monitoring and Understanding Water Quality at Three Potential Charles River Swimming Sites
Dr. Ferdi Hellweger College of Civil & Environmental Engineering Northeastern University
Developing a physically-based and policy-relevant river classification scheme for sustainable water and ecosystem management decisions
Dr. Ellen Douglas Dept. of Environmental, Earth & Ocean Sciences University of Massachusetts Boston
An Assessment Methodology for Differential Impact on Environmental Justice Populations of Releases of Industrial Toxics to Water in Massachusetts
Dr. Michael Ash University of Massachusetts Amherst
Impact of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid on the Water Cycle in New England: Differences in Hydrologic Fluxes Between Hemlock and Deciduous Forest Stands
Dr. Andrew Guswa Smith College
Monitoring and Modeling Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter in Neponset River and Boston Harbor Using GIS and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing
Qian Yu University of Massachusetts Amherst
Surface Water-Groundwater Interactions on the Deerfield River
Dr. David Boutt University of Massachusetts Amherst
Assessing the Transport and Fate of Effluent Organic Nitrogen in the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound Using Mass-Mapping Proteomics Technology
Dr. Chul Park Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering University of Massachusetts Amherst
Monitoring Disinfection Byproducts in Drinking Water: Strategies for Small Utilities
David Reckhow Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Massachusetts Amherst
Sources and Behavior of Copper-binding Compounds in Rivers and Estuaries
Bettina M. Voelker Department of Civil and Enviornmental Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology