The Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory was awarded funding by the Hillman Family Foundation to study algal blooms on the Ohio River and their impact on drinking water using a combination of satellite remote sensing, analyzing historical samples, and data visualization. The Ohio River is a primary drinking water source for millions of people in the region. We will collaborate with Dr. Emily Elliott's group on this project over the next 2 years.
Rajaram Prajapati recently joined the lab as a PhD student! Rajaram was previously the CEO of Smartphones For Water in Nepal and will join current lab members, Punwath Prum and Elad Dente, working with our NASA NIP project understanding human and natural controls over changes in suspended sediment delivery and river meandering. Welcome Rajaram!