USGS 104b FY2020 Projects Selected

The Nebraska Water Center awarded annual U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 104b project funds to four University of Nebraska-Lincoln research teams for FY2020.

Projects selected for funding were required to pass a rigorous review by a panel of fellow academic and professional colleagues. Projects selected are:

  • Setting Nitrogen Surplus Benchmarks to Control Nitrate Pollution of Groundwater in the Northeast Nebraska. Lead PI: Mesfin Mekonnen, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute
  • PFAS Exposure from WWTPs to Surface Waters and Agricultural Fields. Lead PI: Tiffany Messer, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Monitoring of Nitrate Leaching at and Below Crops Rooting Depth. Lead PI: Javed Iqbal, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Bank Filtration: An Efficient and Economical Water Treatment Technology for Cyanotoxins Removal. Lead PI’s: Dr. Matteo D’Alessio and Saptashati (Tania) Biswas, University of Nebraska-Lincoln