HUW receives 3-year funding to research Emerging Contaminants partnering with watershed organizations View more
Dr. William Shuster, Dr. Jeffery Ram and Dr. Carol Miller lead project to monitor wastewater in Wayne State dormitories for early warning of SARS-Co-V-2. View more
School of Social Work Associate Professor Tam Perry, PhD has been awarded funding by the Healthy Urban Waters (HUW) initiative to study the experiences of older Detroiters within the changing urban landscape. View more
Calling for Papers for this Special Issue, which will deal with the dependencies and the impacts of the connection between water and energy. Edited by Dr. Carol Miller and Dr. Caisheng Wang. View more
WSU opening research station to help make Palmer Park more healthy, usable, and beautiful. View more
HUW researchers will determine how green stormwater infrastructure in Detroit affects urban groundwater quality through GSI-Informed Urban Groundwater Monitoring Networks View more
Great Lakes Cities Compete To Reduce Water Utility Emissions View more
Nigerian engineering Ph.D. student searches for stormwater solutions with Greening of Detroit View more
Find information about the newly launched initiative at Wayne State. View more
Mi Sea Grant awardee, Cynthia Gutierrez uses HUW Field Station to study ecological process recovered by Phragmites and Frogbit that stabilize E. coli communities. View more
Healthy Urban Waters is involved in research at three field stations along the Huron to Erie Corridor, allowing first hand access and analysis of the Great Lakes. View more

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Governor, Mayor, & DWSD Update Public on Response to Severe Flooding due to most significant rainstorm in at least 80 years

Healthy Urban Waters publishes Household Flooding in Detroit report with Wayne State's Center for Urban Studies and University of Michigan researchers

'Not just an inconvenience': Study shows flooding is a public health crisis in Detroit

Dr. Dima S. El-Gamal, WSU Alum, is appointed to Michigan Board of Professional Engineers by Governor Whitmer

Artificial Intelligence innovation from Wayne State University & tech startup, E2i, reduces local carbon footprint of water treatment

  • Also see more about the Water Energy Nexus AI application here.

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