- SA2 Air Pollution Monitoring
- Solar Parking Project
- Dialogs on Sustainability
- Intercessions, Seminars & Distance Courses
- Eco-Literacy Reading Group
- 2015 International Year of Soils Video (link is external)
- 2015 The Ogallala Road Video (link is external)
- 2015 The Waters of Kansas - KNRC Video (link is external)
- NEER Center
The Center for Hazardous Substance Research
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News & Upcoming Events
- Save the Date! June 22, 2017, Twelfth Annual Dialog on Sustainability. Tentative topic: Climate Change and Health. Please check back for updates. More
- Save the Date! September 26-27, 2017, 2017 Kansas Energy Conference, Wichita. More
New grant! CHSR's KSU TAB was awarded a five-year, $2 million in funding over the course of five years to provide technical support to tribes addressing environmentally contaminated land. KSU TAB will help tribes with technical support around cleaning up these lands, known as brownfields. More
New grant! CHSR was awarded a five-year, $5 million cooperative agreement from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to continue assistance to local governments and tribes in U.S. EPA Regions 5, 6, 7 and 8. More
New grant! Larry Erickson, CHE; Ronaldo Maghirang, BAE; and Wendy Griswold, CHSR; and seven Chicago organizations, were awarded a $750,000 U.S. EPA grant to investigate results of communities' access to low-cost, portable, air pollution monitoring devices.
Erickson, Brase team up for book about solar infrastructure
Larry Erickson, professor of chemical engineering and director of the Center for Hazardous Substance Research, and Gary Brase, professor of psychological sciences, have published "Solar Powered Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles."
Partnerships help improve water quality in Kansas(link is external)
- 2015 International Year of Soils - Watch the video (link is external)
- The Ogallala Road by Julene Blair - Watch the video (link is external)
- The Waters of Kansas - Watch the video (link is external)
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Water Sustainability Lecture by Jerry Schnoor 2013
Water Sustainability in a Changing World
A lecture by Dr. Jerry Schnoor on October 6-7, 2013
at Kansas State University.
Abstract: Water is a vital renewable resource for society which is increasingly stressed by multiple demands of water supply, agriculture, industry, recreation, and ecosystems. Changes in water supply and demands for water are driven by population growth, climate and land use change, and our energy choices (such as biofuels, oil sands, and shale gas). In this talk, we discuss the drivers affecting water sustainability and potential solutions including: adapting to a changing water world, reusing water directly and indirectly, developing resilient water infrastructure, and taking a more holistic management approach to the entire water cycle. Mitigation and adaptation to climate change are grand challenges of the 21st century which must be addressed to make real progress on water sustainability.
Because of it's length, the lecture has been split into two separate videos.
About Jerald L. Schnoor:
Ph.D., P.E., BCEE Allen S. Henry Chair in Engineering; Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering; Professor, Occupational and Environmental Health; and Co-Director, Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research; The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA.
Professor Schnoor is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (elected in 1999) for his pioneering work using mathematical models in science policy decisions. He testified several times before Congress on environmental protection including the importance of passing the 1990 Clean Air Act. Since 2003, he has served as the Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science and Technology, a leading journal in environmental science and engineering. He chaired the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development from 2000-2004; and recently served on the EPA Science Advisory Board and the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences council for NIEHS (2007-2011). In 2010, Schnoor received the Simon W. Freese Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize for his research and international leadership on water sustainability. In 2013, he has been honored as an Einstein Professor by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Jerry’s research interests include environmental observatories, water quality modeling, global change and sustainability, and phytoremediation.