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Historical Trends of Benthic Invertebrate Biodiversity Spanning 182 Years in a Southern New England Estuary (JOURNAL)
Benthic invertebrates support numerous ecosystem functions and services including shellfish production, energy flow to fishes, and biogeochemical cycles. The decline of marine biodiversity worldwide has raised concerns about effects on ecosystems. To examine biodiversity trends o...
Identifying Clean and Sustainable Water Solutions Through Modeling, Mesocosms, and Muddy Boots (PRESENTATION)
Land use and environmental stressors, such as drought and deteriorating water infrastructure, can accelerate the depletion of freshwater resources that support humans and ecosystem services. As global demand for water and environmental stressors increase, the quality and availab...
Assessing estuary condition using Chiu’s Latent Health Factor Index (PRESENTATION)
Effective management of estuaries requires a comprehensive assessment of estuary condition. However, data available for such an assessment is often comprised of limited and disparate measures collected at point locations. A traditional approach is that specific metrics, such as...
Hydrologic Performance of Retrofit Rain Gardens in a Residential Neighborhood (Cleveland Ohio USA) with a Focus on Monitoring Methods (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Green infrastructure refers to a range of urban stormwater management tools that can be flexibly implemented. These practices can aid in mitigating the negative impacts of runoff by increasing catchment detention capacity. We studied two engineered rain gardens (Cleveland OH) tha...
Tracking flows of water through a complex urban system: Chicago (PRESENTATION)
Urban water systems are complex and tightly coupled. In Chicago, the third largest US city, wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluent comprises up to 70% of streamflow, more than half of which is withdrawn for thermoelectric power generation (PG). Despite the interdependence o...
Stream mesocosm phosphorus dose-response validation study (PRESENTATION)
Validating stream nutrient targets for water quality management with experiments that can demonstrate causal effects on biota lends confidence to the users and stakeholders of such targets. Numeric nutrient thresholds are based on correlation-type analyses using data from multipl...
Projecting Regional Climate Change for Air Quality and Water Quality Applications (PRESENTATION)
A presentation summarizing US EPA's dynamical downscaling research, its purpose and potential applications.
A cell-culture based lipidomics approach to assess the biological impact of exposure to environmental surface waters (PRESENTATION)
Environmental surface waters often contain a variety of chemical contaminants from different sources including wastewater treatment plants, concentrated animal feeding operations, agricultural runoff and other human-related activities. Exposure to these contaminants may pose a th...
Overview of HABs Research Program (PRESENTATION)
This presentation is an overview of the cyanobacteria/harmful algal blooms research currently being performed within the Office of Research and Development's Safe and Sustainable Water Resources research program. The presentation highlights results in the following areas: lake m...
EPA’S EnviroAtlas: Indicators for Working Watersheds (PRESENTATION)
Over recent decades the government has made a wealth of information publicly available as part of the Federal Open Data Policy. The EnviroAtlas provides a wealth of geospatial data and other resources to decision makers, educators, and researchers. EnviroAtlas resources are organ...
Joint Agency Opportunities in the Science and Management of Nitrogen and Co-Pollutants (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Scientists and managers from government, academia, NGOs and the private sector came together in June 2014 to review the science and management related to reactive nitrogen and co-pollutants (e.g., phosphorus, sulfur) across the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Geologic...
Efficacy of Inactivation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa by Multiple-Wavelength UV LEDs (PRESENTATION)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is one of three major opportunistic premise plumbing pathogens (OPPPs). It is responsible for causing many types of infections including pneumonia and blood, tissue, and bone infections. In the United States, the most common disinfection practice for treatm...
Solar Energy Powers Remote Water Systems (JOURNAL)
Solar power is a viable renewable energy source for Puerto Rico due to the consistent sunshine and the high cost associated with importing other energy sources. U.S. EPA (EPA) and the InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico (IUPR) collaborated on a one-year project to design and...
Life Cycle Assessment and Cost Analysis of Membrane Bioreactor Systems: Influence of Scale, Population Density, Climate, and Methane Recovery (PRESENTATION)
Within the context of an urban case study, a life cycle assessment (LCA) and cost analysis were constructed to understand impacts associated with scenarios for mixed wastewater and greywater recycling. The technology of focus was an aerobic membrane bioreactor (MBR) of varying sc...
Disinfection of Wastewater with Peracetic Acid and UV Combined Treatment: A Pilot Study (PRESENTATION)
UV irradiation is one of the most commonly used wastewater disinfection methods for muncipal waste water disinfection. Significant advantages of using the UV-based disinfection are that it leaves no residual and does not form any disinfection by products (DBPs) in the treated was...
Nitrogen uptake and allocation estimates for Spartina alterniflora and Distichlis spicata (JOURNAL)
Salt marshes have the potential to intercept nitrogen that could otherwise impact coastal water quality. Salt marsh plants play a central role in nutrient interception by retaining N in above- and belowground tissues. We examine N uptake and allocation in two dominant salt marsh ...
Cellular responses to in vitro exposures to β-blocking pharmaceuticals in hard clams and Eastern oysters (JOURNAL)
Increased consumption and improper disposal of prescription medication, such as beta (β)-blockers, contribute to their introduction into waterways and may pose threats to non-target aquatic organisms. There has been rising concern about the impacts of these prescription drug...
NHD use in National Aquatic Resource Surveys (BOOK CHAPTER)
The National Aquatic Resource Surveys (NARS) are a national water quality monitoring program administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in collaboration with state and tribal partners. The surveys encompass lakes, rivers and streams, wetlands and near coastal waters...
Characterization of Lime Softening Sludge for Reuse in Coal-Fired Power Plant Wet Scrubbers (PRESENTATION)
Eight lime sludge samples were collected from sludge dewatering lagoons at seven drinking water treatment plants in Illinois and Ohio. Lime sludge samples were characterized and tested for the capture of SO2 from simulated flue gas and for control of mercury re-emission from a l...
Exposure Pathways to High-Consequence Pathogens in the Wastewater Collection and Treatment Systems (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Report--Provides information and a screening tool to perform an exposure assessment for emerging pathogens in wastewater systems
Versatility of Spatial Stream Network Modeling for Watershed Predictions of Conductivity (PRESENTATION)
How can site measurements of water quality taken on a stream network let us assess and predict impacts throughout a watershed? Depending on the spatial autocorrelation of those measurements, spatial stream network (SSN) modeling can be used to make such predictions. We used a S...
Use of Microbial Source Tracking Tools in Waterborne Disease Outbreak Response (PRESENTATION)
This presentation is for the EPA Water Research Program Webinar Series and focuses on the use of microbial source tracking tools in waterborne disease outbreak response (see attached fact sheet). The EPA Office of Research and Development, Safe and Sustainable Water Resources re...
Healing a sacred place: A tribal collaboration to restore the St. Louis River Area of Concern (PRESENTATION)
: In 1987, the St. Louis River was identified under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement as an Area of Concern (AOC) owing to a legacy of pollution from poorly controlled municipal and industrial wastes, and widespread habitat loss. From the late 1800s to present day, the lowe...
Property Values and Water Quality: A Nationwide Meta-Analysis and the Implications for Benefit-Transfer (PRESENTATION)
There is a well-established literature examining how water quality impacts home values, dating back over five decades. Despite this, hedonic property value studies have yet to be used in regulatory analyses of regional and nationwide water quality regulations enacted by the US En...
ECOTOXicology knowledgebase system user guide version 5.0 (PUBLISHED REPORT)
The ECOTOXicology knowledgebase (ECOTOX) is a comprehensive, curated database that summarizes toxicology data from single chemical exposure studies to terrestrial and aquatic organisms. The ECOTOX Knowledgebase provides risk assessors and researchers consistent information on tox...