Sustainability Expert to Address Water Resources, Safety in Presentation

 

Nancy Love

Nancy Love

A national expert in water resources, safety, and security will deliver the third lecture of the spring in the College of Engineering’s Distinguished Lecture Series at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 9.

Nancy Love will give her presentation, “At the Confluence: Nutrients, Trace Chemicals, and Sustainability in the Urban Water Sector,” in Room 622 of the Min Kao Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building. Like other lectures in the series, Love’s talk will be simulcast online.

Love is the associate dean for academic programs and initiatives in the Rackham School of Graduate Studies at the University of Michigan, having previously served as the head of Michigan’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Her research focuses on environmental biotechnology and water quality with an emphasis on engineered treatment systems.

Her presentation will delve into these areas, with a particular focus on the use of chemicals to treat water, the removal of those chemicals from water, and recovering wastewater.

Love pointed out that the rapid growth of urbanization around the world requires that people “change how we design and operate” water systems.

She added that while a large focus of climate change focuses on carbon as the main pollutant, maintaining clean water is every bit as critical to our survival.

Love is a former president and current distinguished lecturer of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, a fellow of the Water Environment Federation, and a member of the International Water Association and the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors.

Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Water Environment Research Foundation, the Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology, and NASA, among others.

Those viewing the live webcast will be able to pose questions at the end of the discussion, while those who are interested in the presentation but aren’t able to attend can watch an archived video.

C O N T A C T :

David Goddard (865-974-0683, david.goddard@utk.edu)