Marine Invasives Spawn Innovations and a Multi-Billion Dollar Industry

The global threat of invasive organisms that hitch a ride aboard the ballast water tanks of international vessels first gained serious worldwide attention at the 1992 Earth Summit. Technological innovations that eliminate invasive aquatic species and pathogens from ship ballast water are now spurring the growth of a multi-billion dollar industry.

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Protecting Swimmers with Real-Time Monitoring: Q&A with Dr. James Bonner

Current monitoring techniques delay when swimmers are notified of contaminated beaches, sometimes by days. Real-time monitoring for bacteria and other contaminants holds the promise of real-time protection for swimmers. Dr. James Bonner talks about the importance of innovations in real-time monitoring techniques.

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The Economic Value of Water Quality

If you live near high quality water, the value of your property is likely greater, according to Clarkson University’s Martin Heintzelman. His creative analysis of ecological, chemical and economic data could have national implications at a time when environmental protection is viewed in many quarters as an unwise investment.

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