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The Water Tower Institute: Applied Water Research

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

PIN Summer Interns (PSI), Tyler McNeese and Alexander Campbell, gained hands-on experience in water-related fields, including drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and water reuse. Specific projects included:

  • Researching cyanobacteria in Lake Lanier. This research involved sampling and analyzing water samples for nitrogen, phosphorus, and cyanobacteria at field sites in Lake Lanier.
  • Investigating per- and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) in water resources. This research focused on PFAS fate and transport in wastewater treatment plants and biosolids.
  • Conducting coliform testing in Lake Lanier and its tributaries. This research examined coliform concentrations and their relationships with stormwater and precipitation events.
  • With the assistance of PSI interns, this project aided the Water Tower Institute in recruiting, mentoring, and training future innovators in the water industry. To view a larger image of this presentation, click here.

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