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Donor-powered research solving critical environmental problems

  • Category: Featured Projects

Zoe Harrold sampling for microplastics in Lake Tahoe April 2019Thanks to our donors, seed grants were awarded to eight teams of DRI researchers last year through the Innovation Research Program (IRP), which provides the resources DRI scientists need to pursue groundbreaking new projects. In this blog, you can explore the projects that science enthusiasts like you have made possible.

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The WASH Capacity Building Program: An interview with Braimah Apambire, Ph.D.

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111919 Apambire10 sqBraimah Apambire, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for International Water and Sustainability (CIWAS) at the Desert Research Institute (DRI), and an expert in international Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). We recently sat down with Braimah to get an update on DRI's WASH Capacity Building Program and to learn some of the history behind his and DRI’s involvement in the WASH sector in Ghana.

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Science of Place: DRI researchers and teachers develop localized science lessons for Native American classrooms

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2019 NWAL1 sqClimate change, in the abstract, can be a difficult phenomenon to comprehend – but on the ground, youth from Native American reservations in Arizona are already experiencing everyday impacts in the form of droughts and warming temperatures.

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DRI Internal Award Winners 2019

  • Category: Awards and Honors

IMG 5596At our annual Celebration of Science event in September 2019, we recognized our incredible DRI family. In addition to honoring faculty and staff celebrating service milestones with the Institute, we also presented internal awards to some of our outstanding faculty and staff.

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Meet Rosemary Carroll, Ph.D.

  • Category: Featured Researchers

Rosemary Carroll stream gauge squareRosemary Carroll, Ph.D, is an associate research professor in DRI’s Division of Hydrologic Sciences. She has been a member of the DRI community since 2000 when she was hired as a research hydrologist. Rosemary works remotely from Crested Butte, Colorado, where she studies mountain hydrology. 

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Evaluation of Antibiotic Resistance Genes (ARGs) in the Urban Wetland Ecosystem: Las Vegas Wash

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DSC01435Antibiotic resistance is an increasing environmental and public health concern as more antibiotics enter urban waterways and treated wastewater is increasingly used to supplement limited water resources. A team of DRI researchers is beginning to investigate this issue in the Las Vegas Wash.

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