2015 fall students

Environmental & Water Resources Engineering Seminar (CEE 692A)

Spring 2017 - Organized by: Professor Caitlyn Butler

all are in room 323 of the Elab building starting at 12:20 PM (refreshments at 12:15), unless otherwise noted




Seminar Title

1/27 All   Welcome Meeting
2/3 Emily Kumpel UMass Amherst Measuring impact of intermittent piped water supply in Hubli-Dharwad, India: Integrating engineering, health, and economics (Poster)
2/8 @ 4PM (Goodell) Dave Reckhow UMass Amherst Drinking Water in Crisis: Lead, Lignin, and Legionella (Distinguished Faculty Lecture)
2/17 Abe Noe-Hays Rich Earth Institute Urine Source Separation and Reuse Benefits at the Watershed Scale (Poster)
2/24 Adam McNair & Abigail Ericson UMass EWRE grad students Pilot Reactor Operation of the Oxygenic Photogranule (OPG) Wastewater Treatment Process & Restoring Flood Plains in the Connecticut River: Flood Management Strategy
3/3 Ashley Muspratt Pivot Works Pivot Works: Financing urban sanitation through fuel production (Poster)
3/10 Randall Spalding-Fechner Carbon Limits AS Climate change and hydropower in the Southern
African Power Pool and Zambezi River Basin: plant-level vulnerability, system-wide impacts and policy implications (Poster)
3/17 no seminar - spring break
3/24 Ken Strzepek MIT Resolving the Conflicts over Water Resources for Energy, Environment, Food and Health on the path to Sustainable Development in Africa: Which Colleges at UMASS Amherst Do EWRE Students need to spend more time in? (Poster)
3/31 Ijung Kim Western New England University Application of nanotechnology to oil and gas field (Poster)
4/7 Chuyen Nguyen, Xuyen Mai & Joe Murphy UMass EWRE grad students  
4/14 Jennifer Guelfo Brown University The benefits of research translation to environmental research: An example featuring per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in New England (Poster)
4/21 Ameet Pinto Northeastern University  
4/28 Zahra Anwar & Grace Cambareri UMass EWRE grad students Genome-resolved metagenomics sheds light on microbial survival strategies in drinking water systems




The EWRE program was established by Professor Tsuan Hua "Tom" Feng in 1965 under the name of "SanitaryEWRE logo faded Engineering". It was changed to "Environmental Engineering" in 1967 and finally to "Environmental and Water Resources Engineering" in 2008. Our first graduate (Henry Hyde) entered the program in the fall of 1965 and graduated with the Class of 1966. Since then over 500 have earned MS or PhD degrees, and in some cases both. The EWRE program is currently served by 10 full-time faculty. All of these faculty have a substantial research focus on water (e.g., natural water, drinking water, wastewater), making the UMass program one of the strongest water engineering programs in the US. Other areas of interest to current and former EWRE faculty include solid & hazardous waste, air pollution, environmental chemistry, microbiology and public health.