UI engineers use wetlands to purify water


Constructed westland. Photo by Sustainable sanitation, Flickr.

The University of Iowa’s alumni magazine features an in-depth look at how UI engineers are using wetlands to purify contaminated bodies of water.

In addition to purifying water, these wetlands save energy costs and help restore the wetland habitat that has been greatly reduced by human development.

The article partially focuses on the work of CGRER’s co-director Jerry Schnoor, and CGRER member Louis Licht.

Find the article here, beginning on page 26.