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The Water Tower Institute: Applied Water Research

The Water Tower Institute is committed to developing, mentoring, and training the next generation of innovators in the water industry through programming in applied research, technology demonstration and testing, recruitment and training, and community engagement.

SCC interns will gain hands-on experience in working in water fields including drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and water reuse. Specific Projects Include: (1) Researching cyanobacteria in Lake Lanier. This research will involve sampling and analysis of water samples for nitrogen, phosphorus, and cyanobacteria at field sites in Lake Lanier. (2) Per- and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) in water resources. This research will focus on PFAS fate and transport in wastewater treatment plants and biosolids. (3) Coliform testing in Lake Lanier and tributaries. This research will look at coliform concentrations and relationships with stormwater and precipitation events.

With the help of SCC interns, this project will help the Water Tower Institute to recruit, mentor, and train future innovators in the water industry. To view a larger image of this presentation, click here.

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