Global Water Center Projects
Call for proposals - 2018
The 2018 call for proposals is now active. The deadline for submission of proposals is December 15, 2017. Email the completed proposal application in a single PDF file to Melody Baker (email@example.com).
The 13 projects currently underway at the Global Water Center
- Marquette engineers are collaborating with CH2M and OxyMem to test membrane aerated
biofilm reactors for wastewater treatment.
- CH2M's Milwaukee Water Business Group will be holding a Water Resources seminar series
and providing mentoring for Marquette students and faculty and other Global Water
- Marquette engineers are collaborating with NanoAffix and the Milwaukee Metropolitan
Sewerage District on use of biochars for wastewater treatment.
- A Marquette engineering student senior design project is collaborating with a Milwaukee
nonprofit engineering consultant, Reflo, to expand a rainwater harvesting system capable
of storing an appropriate volume at The Guest House of Milwaukee, a local homeless
- Mathematics, statistics and computer science faculty are fostering academic-industrial
collaboration, instruction and research in "big data," with an emphasis on datasets
garnered from the water sector. Potential collaborations with A.O. Smith and researchers
from UWM have been discussed.
- A student team from physics, mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering are
exploring an electrochemical desalination system to produce potable water for human
consumption from salinity sources.
- Xylem/Sanitaire will collaborate with Marquette and other Global Water Center occupants
and consult on wastewater treatment processes.
- The Haggerty Museum of Art is working with internationally renowned artist Mary Miss
to establish a HUB space at the Global Water Center to research. The project team
is working toward the implementation of the city-wide public art project titled WATERMARKS: An Atlas of Water and the City of Milwaukee.
- A Marquette engineering team is studying sustainable treatment of wastewater biosolids
via catalytic pyrolysis.
- Faculty from biological sciences and the College of Education will explore science
policy and public engagement in Kewaunee County regarding water quality concerns over
local contamination due to concentrated agricultural feeding operations.
- The Marquette Law School Water Law and Policy Initiative will use the space to work
on creating and evaluating a menu of options for policymakers to address high chloride
concentrations in area waterways caused by the excess application of salt for winter
deicing, in combination with other sources, as well as enhancing collaboration on
other water policy and law topics.
- A multidisciplinary team from chemistry, biology and environmental engineering will
develop novel green and sustainable methods to synthesize high performance nanoparticle
materials for industry applications.
- An engineering team will develop an advanced high-rate wet-weather treatment process
for sewer overflows due to heavy rainfall.