NWRI Graduate Fellowship Research Conference
Purpose of the Conference
The NWRI Graduate Fellowship Research Conference is a special event designed to showcase the work of graduate students at different universities in the U.S. who are researching topics related to water resources.
The goals of the conference include:
- Provide insight into to the research being conducted at leading universities and organizations across the nation.
- Encourage networking and collaboration.
- Promote sound public policy and research to address critical issues impacting water and wastewater.
The presenters are NWRI Fellowship recipients. Every year, NWRI provides fellowship funding to support graduate students conducting water-related research. On average, NWRI provides fellowship funding of over $100,000 annually to graduate students at U.S. universities.
The next NWRI Graduate Fellowship Research Conference has not yet been scheduled.
The conference is open to:
- NWRI's water and wastewater member agencies.
- NWRI's Research Advisory Board members.
- NWRI's Corporate Associates.
- NWRI's Fellowship Program sponsors.
- Local university professors and students.
- And others.
There are no fees to attend the conference.
If you are interested in attending the conference, please call 714-378-3278 or email Jeff Mosher.
2008 Conference Sponsors
The Second Annual Graduate Fellowship Conference was sponsored by:
- The Joan Irvine Smith & Athalie R. Clarke Foundation
- American Membrane Technology Association
- Boyle Engineering
- Cargill, Inc.
- CH2M Hill
- Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
- Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.
2008 Conference Summary
The second annual NWRI Graduate Fellowship Conference was held on Friday, April 4, 2008, in Washington, D.C. It featured 18 student presenters and a poster session, as well as a field trip to the
Dr. Charles Noss of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was the keynote speaker. He spoke on "Recreational Water Quality: Thirty Years of Change."
The student presentations covered the following topics:
- Drinking Water Quality and Climate Change: Planning in the Midst of Uncertainty.
- Treatment of Produced Water for Beneficial Use Using Novel Integrated Membrane Systems.
- Using Water Quality Models and Decision Analysis to Recommend Nutrient Criteria.
- The Potential for Benthic Vegetated Habitats to Serve as an Important Refuge for Water Quality Indicator Bacteria in a Subtropical Watershed.
- Simultaneous Prediction of Contaminant Removal and Particle Destabilization during Coagulation
- Phosphate and Arsenic Sequestration on Iron Oxides: The Influence of Iron-Reducing Bacteria on Phosphate and Arsenic Detention and Release Rates
- Direct Assessment of DNA Damage in Ultraviolet-Treated Adenovirus Using Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
- Solar Ultraviolet-Induced Changes in the DNA and Infectivity of Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia lamblia
- Biomimetic Membranes for Desalination Development of Fouling/Scaling-Resistant Surface Nano-Structured Polyamide Reverse Osmosis/Nanofiltration Membranes
- Numerical Modeling of Membrane Performance in Reverse Osmosis
- Rejection of Trace Organics - Nitrosamines, Perfluorochemicals, and Others - via Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration: Influence of Feed and Solute Characteristics
- Development and Application of a Treatment Model for High Ionic Strengthe Waste Streams
- Removal of an Antimicrobial Compound by Sequential Photochemical and Biological Oxidation Processes
- High-Effeciency Hydrogen Gas Production Using a Microbial Electrolysis Cell (MEC)
- Evaluation of Nutrient Extraction and Membrane Processes to Facilitate the Reuse of Water and Macronutrients Prior to Lihnocellulosic Biomass-to-Fuel Processing in Rural Communities
- Development and Implementation of the Laplace Transform Analytic Element Method: An Accurate and Efficient Method for Simulating Transient Groundwater Flow
- Designing Efficient Hydrologic Monitoring Networks Using Cost-Benefit Analysis