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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
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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
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Flint water crisis: Michigan Engineers offer insights

Water quality researchers at Michigan Engineering are concerned about several long-term aspects of the Flint drinking water crisis and they're keeping close tabs on the unfolding situation.|Medium Read
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Intercultural solutions bring change to Gabon

In May 2015, Mohit Nahata, a PhD student of Johannes Schwank’s and a member of the REFRESCH team, spent two weeks in the village of Massenguelani in the rainforests of Gabon.|Medium Read
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Michigan Aero improves flight stability at America’s Cup

The University of Michigan and ORACLE TEAM USA are collaborating on controlling the flight of racing yachts.|Short Read
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Distinguished lecturer embarks on water quality talk tour

Nancy Love, professor of civil & environmental engineering, embarks on a year-long water quality talk tour as a distinguished lecturer for the Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors Foundation.|Short Read
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Talking trash in Jakarta

CEE graduate student Frank Sedlar has developed a system combining time lapse cameras and computer vision algorithms in order to better understand how the complex urban environment clashes with its powerful natural forces.|Short Read
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Purifying water with plasma

Michigan Engineering professor John Foster is working on a method to purify water with the fourth state of matter - plasma.|Short Read