Global Water Center Projects

Faculty and students from Civil and Environmental Engineering, Biology, Political Sciences, Education and Law are collaborating with industry partners and the Water Council to develop research ideas, address water quality challenges and test novel technologies related to clean water.

  • An interdisciplinary team of Marquette students and faculty, led by Drs. Hristova and Birren are working on a project to advance the science, policy, and innovation of clean water preservation and protection in Wisconsin. 

  • Civil & Environmental Engineering PhD student Paige Peters and her team are using Rapid Radicals Technology, LLC (RRTech), a water technology startup founded by Peters, to support the commercialization of high-rate, advanced wet weather treatment for the purpose of rapidly treating sewer overflow water during heavy precipitation. 

  • PhD student Lee Kimbell and his team of undergraduate researchers are analyzing the effect of metals on the antibiotic resistance in drinking water system.

  • PhD student Kassidy O'Malley is working with faculty on a project involving the mitigation of estrogens from drinking water via electrocoagulation. Currently in her final chapter of research, O'Malley is evaluating the efficacy of electrocoagulation as a pre-treatment for electrooxidation for mitigation of estrogens, with a focus on the allocation of energy between the stages of treatment. 

  • 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.