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New lecture-on-demand

The lecture titled, “Reclaiming Nutrients from Human Urine,” is now available to watch on YouTube.| Short Read

Since 2012, the Rich Earth Institute has been operating the nation’s first community-scale urine recycling program. Using waterless urinals and source-separating toilets, over 8,000 gallons of urine has been diverted from the wastewater stream and processed into fertilizer for local farms. As the project has scaled up, the Institute has developed and tested an array of innovative methods and technologies for the collection, transport, treatment, and application of urine fertilizer.

To learn more about this program, please visit YouTube or click the box below.

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Sensor technology aims to help US cities extend the life of aging pipelines

Transformative pilot project in Detroit could help cities across U.S. deal with overdue pipeline upgrades. | Medium Read