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Affordable lead sensor for home, city water lines

Citizens could become water quality watchdogs and monitor lead contamination at their own taps with new electronic sensors.|Medium Read

‘Missing lead’ in Flint water pipes confirms cause of crisis

The findings show how important uninterrupted corrosion control is in the aging water systems that serve millions of Americans.|Medium Read
Water gushing out of steel spouts. Courtesy Getty Images.

Borchardt-Glysson Water Treatment Innovation Prize endowed

The donors have endowed the prize to elevate further the visibility and prestige of the Borchardt conference, as well as water and wastewater treatment research.|Short Read
An artist’s rendering of the renovated interior vestibule in the Friedman Marine Hydrodynamics Lab.

U-M’s one-of-a-kind hydrodynamics lab to get fresh look, new name

The University of Michigan Board of Regents today approved a $2.2 million renovation project to U-M’s Marine Hydrodynamics Lab.|Medium Read
Model of the rapid disintegration cycle of the expansive ice sheet that once covered much of North America.

How an Ice Age paradox could inform sea level rise predictions

The behavior of an ancient ice sheet—called Laurentide—has puzzled scientists for decades. Now, new research findings at U-M not only explain this but could also add evidence that climate change could drastically raise sea levels. |Medium Read
Flint water tower

Universities collaborate to examine Flint water filters

Researchers from the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Michigan State University are conducting studies that are expected to provide additional guidance about the use of filters in Flint.|Medium Read
Workers prepare to lower the Vivace device into the St. Clair river

Wringing power from water

In a milestone that took more than a decade to reach, the Vortex Hydro Energy team is testing the first commercial-scale prototype of a device designed to generate electricity from slow-moving river and ocean currents. |Short Read

How big data and algorithms are slashing the cost of fixing Flint’s water crisis

Jacob Abernethy, EECS assistant professor, discusses the Flint water crisis. |Medium Read
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Building the internet of water

Sensor nodes that measure the water flow, soil moisture, rainfall and other rapidly changing storm predictors.|Short Read
Team members outside Flint water plant

Google, U-M to build digital tools for Flint water crisis

A partnership between Google and the University of Michigan’s Flint and Ann Arbor campuses aims to provide a smartphone app and other digital tools to Flint residents and officials to help them manage the ongoing water crisis.|Medium Read
A last swim before eviction? Local kids cool off in Ciliwug River. Photo: Marcin Szczepanski, Michigan Engineering.

Rising waters

With a rapidly growing populous of more than 28 million people, Jakarta can be looked at as a case study for the engineering challenges caused by climate change and rapid urbanization.|Short Read
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Flint water filter warning

They may unwittingly encourage the growth of microbes|Short Read