The Colorado School of Mines has received a $1.9 million donation from the Environmental Protection Agency for water infrastructure research.
“These grants will take this work a step further by developing green infrastructure technologies and providing an understanding of the full costs of using these new technologies over time,” Thomas Burke, an EPA science adviser, said.
Aging water infrastructure systems and regulations make stormwater management an expensive challenge for many communities. CSM researchers will try to find cost-effective options such as practices that rely on ecology to manage stormwater and sewer overflows.
“Our decision support tool will help advance urban water management across the U.S. through integration of new green infrastructure technologies and by allowing decision makers to have access to state-of-the art tools, data sources and life cycle information”