Daniel Gerrity (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) has a $330,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency research grant that was highlighted during the White House’s water summit outlining the country’s commitments to a sustainable water future. The summit took place March 22.
The grant was part of the EPA's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program and was awarded to research human and ecological health impacts associated with water reuse and conservation practices.
With this grant, the UNLV Environmental Engineering Water Quality Laboratory, co-managed by Gerrity, will be studying the concept of potable reuse and evaluating sustainability and public health protection when transforming wastewater into a high-quality drinking water supply. In addition, grant monies will be used to collaborate with other college entities and educate students across the Southwest.
Gerrity has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, a master's degree in civil and environmental engineering, and a doctoral degree in civil and environmental engineering, all from Arizona State University.