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PhD Student Katherine Dowdell Selected for NWRI-Biolargo Graduate Fellowship

Katherine Dowdell received a fellowship to support her research project on optimizing filter backwashing practices to reduce pathogens in drinking water.| Short Read

Civil and Environmental Engineering PhD student Katherine Dowdell was selected by the National Water Research Institute (NWRI) to receive an NWRI-Biolargo Graduate Fellowship to support her research project on optimizing filter backwashing practices to reduce pathogens in drinking water. Katherine (Kate) is advised by Professor Lutgarde Raskin.

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IMAGE:  PhD student Katherine Dowdell has received an NWRI-Biolargo Graduate Fellowship.

The NWRI-BioLargo Fellowship research must pertain to developing and/or enhancing water supplies. The fellowship provides $5,000 per year, for up to two years. Up to four students may be awarded the fellowship in a given year.

NWRI is a nonprofit organization that works to advance innovative water resources management practices. Biolargo, Inc. is a sustainable science, technology, and full-service environmental engineering company that works to develop innovative water treatment technology to solve pressing water challenges, while using as little electrical energy as possible.

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