Remaking Water Infrastructure

Lut Raskin in a laboratory

The microbiomes in our bodies, lakes and rivers, and urban water systems work together to influence their environments, sometimes in dangerous ways. As our infrastructure ages, the human population rises, and extreme weather taxes urban systems, scientists need to understand those microbiome interactions to harness their benefits and prevent harm. This project will use sensors to gather microbiome data in real time across urban water systems to guide water treatment and distribution.