Water@Wayne is a seminar series sponsored by the Wayne State University Office of the Vice President for Research for faculty, students, colleagues and the public on water-related research, policy, conservation and related themes. Seminars are free and are held on Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. with a reception following the seminar from 3:30 to 4 p.m.
The Huron to Erie Drinking Water Monitoring Network was established in 2007 to provide early warning of chemical spills or contamination that may impact the source of drinking water along the Huron to Erie corridor. Healthy Urban Waters currently manages the data and website.
LEEM, or Locational Emissions Estimation Methodology, is a big data emissions estimation product developed by researchers at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. It is a powerful new tool for energy managers to track, control and reduce emissions of mercury, carbon and other pollutants that result from consumption of electricity.
PEPSO is a software package that performs optimization of large water distribution systems including cost and environmental emissions objectives. PEPSO optimization is integrated with the LEEM data stream. PEPSO and LEEM are seamlessly coupled for ease of utility operator use.
The Water Utility Energy Challenge (WUEC) is a joint effort funded by the Great Lakes Protection Fund to reduce energy related pollution emissions, specifically mercury, in the Great Lakes Basin. In addition to emission reductions, water utilities can potentially increase O&M efficiency and save thousands of dollars on energy costs. Utilities utilize both LEEM and PEPSO to help track, control and reduce energy consumption and optimize pumping systems.
The mission of the Detroit Biodiversity Network (Biophiliacs) is to engage students in hands on projects that support and improve the sustainability of urban ecosystems on Wayne State University's campus and in surrounding Detroit communities. DBN will create linkages between the resources of the university, the expertise of community-based organizations, and students' interests to create synergistic benefits for the environment and all involved.
Erie Hack 2.0 is a program of the Cleveland Water Alliance and is presented in partnership with local champions at TechTown Detroit, the University of Toledo, the University at Buffalo, the Innovation Collaborative, and WEtech Alliance. Erie Hack 2.0 Lead Sponsors include Digital C, a nonprofit that empowers Cleveland's neighborhoods with technology and equitable opportunity in the digital economy, and Oatey.
Blue Accounting is an initiative to monitor the Great Lakes water resources, which provides cutting-edge information services about the great lakes. The online platform measures progress on issues related to nine desired environemntal, economic, and social outcomes for the Great Lakes region.
Through a partnership with the Belle Isle Aquarium funded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Wayne State University brings a professional researcher or environmental practitioner to Belle Isle to lead the public on an informative scientific journey of discovery for Science Saturday. Designed to present current issues in an exciting and accessible format for all participants, Science Saturday is held the 2nd Saturday of the month at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. at the Belle Isle Aquarium Classroom. For upcoming schedule, make sure to check out their website.