The Metropolitan Milwaukee Sewerage District has selected to fund the new Water Coordinated Activities on Research for the Environment (WaterCARE) project in the Opus College of Engineering’s Water Quality Center. MMSD will provide approximately $250,000 a year over the next five years to support Marquette faculty in water-related research.
The WaterCARE project, which will issue its first round of awards soon, coordinates research activities that help improve water resource reclamation and protect the environment. In this collaboration, Marquette works with MMSD to achieve the vision of a healthier Milwaukee region and a cleaner Lake Michigan.
The WaterCARE project anticipates issuing annual requests for proposals for the years 2018–22. Requested research areas include policy, communication and science/technology.
Marquette has outlined ambitious goals to advance its research efforts, as outlined in the Research in Action theme of Beyond Boundaries, the university’s strategic plan.