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Zoe Li awarded grant to develop improvements in wastewater treatment plantsNovember 28, 2017

Professor earns grant to improve wastewater treatment plant management

Zoe Li , an assistant professor in Civil Engineering, has been awarded $81,920 from the Advancing Water Technologies (AWT) Program, funded by Southern Ontario Water Consortium for a project titled “Development of an Integrated Toolkit for Predicting Influent Quality of Wastewater Treatment Plants”. She will be working with Hydromantis Environmental Software Solutions to develop an integrated influent forecasting toolset to help improve the simulation, optimization, and management of wastewater treatment plants.

Water and environmental managers face many challenges arising from climate change, human disturbances and enormous uncertainties and complexities. Li's research goals focus on developing modeling and decision support tools to meet and overcome these challenges. Specific research interests include hydrological modeling and probabilistic forecasting, environmental modeling and risk analysis, climate change impact assessment, and environmental systems optimization.