Environmental Policy

UI wins grant to launch water sustainability graduate program

UI College of Engineering graduate student Lee Hauser, left, works with an undergraduate researcher examining mussels to study water quality in the Iowa River. File photo by Tim Schoon.

David Cwiertny, Director of the Environmental Policy Research Program, is the principal investigator on a five-year, $3 million National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) grant to develop a Sustainable Water Development graduate program.

Located in the UI College of Engineering, the program will launch in the fall of 2017 and will train about 50 master's and doctoral students. Funding for these trainees will be provided by the NRT grant, a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant from IIHR­–Hydroscience & Engineering, and grants from program faculty.

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