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Advancing Sustainability Across the Globe
Arizona State University and the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability are working to advance all 17 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Our researchers are conducting use-inspired research, developing practical solutions to pressing social, economic and environmental challenges of sustainability across the globe.
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Study expands understanding of bacterial communities for global next-generation wastewater treatment and reuse systems
Researchers at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University and the University of Oklahoma led an interdisciplinary global study to explore wastewater microbial communities. The research expands the understanding of activated sludge microbiomes for next-generation wastewater treatment and reuse systems enhanced by microbiome engineering.
Developing a fundamental understanding of the biodiversity of the activated sludge...
School of Sustainability PhD alumna Christa Brelsford is part of a team working to improve the lives of slum residents by using topology — a method that allows the team to mathematically examine the slums’ spatial structures and networks.
“This method could determine, for example, the fewest streets that would need to be added to provide...
An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Arizona State University has received a $1 million grant from NASA’s Earth Science Division to provide long-range scenarios for water management for the Colorado River Basin.
“Water management is a pressing issue for Arizona,” said Senior Sustainability Scientist Enrique Vivoni, principal investigator of the project and professor in the...