Mar 19: Mississippi River water quality & CWA

The Sustainability and Computer Science seminar series presents David Dzombak with a talk entitled
Mississippi River Water Quality and the Clean Water Act: Progress, Challenges, Opportunities.

The National Research Council of the National Academies been conducting an evaluation of the implementation of the Clean Water Act in protecting and restoring water quality along the entire length of the Mississippi River. This effort has involved a comprehensive analysis of the progress that has been made with respect to water quality in the Mississippi River, the range of water quality challenges that remain, and the opportunities to address those challenges in the framework of the Clean Water Act. David Dzombak has been involved with this effort from its inception in 2005. He will provide an overview of the findings and recommendations of the comprehensive study, including the need for improved computational tools to enable data sharing and to encourage consistency in data collection methods and quality control.

David Dzombak is the Walter J. Blenko, Sr. Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Associate Dean for Graduate and Faculty Affairs in the Carnegie Institute of Technology, and the Faculty Director, Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research. You can learn more at .

2 p.m. in room 6115 of the new Gates/Hillman building on the Carnegie Mellon campus; free and open to the public.

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