EPA Awards $4 Million in Grants to Research Impact of Drought on Water Quality

EPA has announced $4 million in grants will be given to four institutions to conduct research to combat the effects of drought and extreme events on water quality in watersheds and at drinking water utilities.  These grants will provide innovative strategies for protecting water quality and public health during periods of drought. Increasing demands on the nation’s water resources, climate change, population growth and aging water infrastructure systems pose substantial threats to these resources.  The following institutions received funding through the EPA’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program:  Clemson University; Water Research Foundation & the University of Colorado at Boulder, Public Policy Institute of California at University of California – Davis; and the University of Utah.  Learn more.