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Waste Water Treatment Facility at Fort Riley

Getting My Feet Wet Energy and water waste is growing problem across the country - but not if the EPA and U.S. Army have anything to say about it. Working hard to achieve 'Net Zero' status, researchers develop new tools and plans assist communities across the nation. Dena Vallano, a Science and Technology Policy Fellow from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), talks about her experience with the program.

Dr. Ila Coat giving a presentation.

Sharing EPA Knowledge 7,000 Miles Away Three prominent EPA scientists traveled to Saudi Arabia to represent the United States at the Saudi International Environmental Technology Conference 2012. While there, they presented fascinating lectures and provided valuable risk assessment training. Abdel Kadry and Ila Cote recount their time at the conference.

Kids jumping into water off a dock

Decisions, Decisions - and a new tool to help us make them Whether you're going swimming for fun or sampling for a project, the quality of your surrounding water can make or break a day. But what good is the information if it isn't up-to-date? Tarlie Townsend outlines a new tool being developed by EPA scientist Dr. Blake Schaeffer that use satellite technology to solve this every day water quality problems

EPA scientific diver underwater

Is the Cleanup Working? SPMDs Help You Find Out Clean up, clean up, everybody everywhere. EPA wants to know if underwater clean-up measures are working and they know just the way to test it - Solid Phase Microextraction Devices—or SPMDs. Sean Sheldrake and Alan Humphrey explain the science behind - and useful outcomes of - this innovative method.

Dr. Mehdi Hazari accepting his award with Dr. Glenn Paulson and Dr. John Holdren.

EPA Scientists and Engineers Win Presidential Award The prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) was awarded to two EPA scientists by President Barack Obama this summer. Christina Motilall details the research of Dr. Mehdi Hazari and Adam Eisele and what it was like for them to meet the president!

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