Feb 7, 2023

Tertiary Considerations: Reducing Wastewater P Loads

Join Matthew Scholz of the Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance for the Sustainable Phosphorus Webinar titled Tertiary Considerations: Reducing Wastewater P Loads. The discussion will feature JoAnn Burkholder of NC State and Dave Clark and JB Neethling of HDR. The webinar will […]

Feb 7, 2023

Paul Westerhoff Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

STEPS Co-Deputy Director Paul Westerhoff has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering on February 7, 2023. Dr. Westerhoff received this honor due to his leadership and pioneering research on emerging contaminants assessment and water purification technologies.  

Feb 2, 2023

Jim Elser interviewed by Global Water Works During Tech Talk Thursday

Jim Elser addresses issues surrounding phosphorus sustainability on Tech Talk Thursday with Frank Slovenec. The full conversation can be found on the Global Water Works YouTube channel.  

Jan 9, 2023

Kimia Karimi and Dan Obenour developed a hybrid watershed model using a Bayesian Hierarchical Framework

Kimia Karimi and Dan Obenour developed a hybrid watershed model using a Bayesian hierarchical framework to characterize nutrient source and retention rates during seasons noted for severe water quality issues in the North Carolina Piedmont region.  

Jan 2, 2023

Wastewater Effluents Impact PFAS Concentrations at Drinking Water Treatment Plants: Sucralose and Predicted De facto Wastewater Reuse Levels Correlate with PFAS Levels in Surface Waters

Join STEPS Co-Deputy Director Paul Westerhoff and EPA Early Career researchers for the Innovations in Environmental Science webinar series. The webinar will explore the high correlation between Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and Sucralose concentrations, as well as modeled DFR […]

Dec 15, 2022

STEPS and The Willow AGEP Alliance Discuss Conducting Research with Indigenous Communities

STEPS invited colleagues from The Willow AGEP Alliance to present: Conducting Research with Indigenous Communities. This panel discussion session offered advice and guidance on topics such as cultural humility, working with Tribal Colleges and Universities and Tribal Institutional Review Boards, […]

Dec 8, 2022

Dr. Rada Chirkova Named 2022 Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Dr. Rada Chirkova joins 67 Distinguished Members of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for her outstanding scientific contributions to computing that move the field forward. Each nominee must have 15 years of professional experience in the field of computing […]

Dec 1, 2022

STEPS-PSI Convergence Hour

  Our interdisciplinary team of researchers joined colleagues from the Plant Sciences Initiative on December 1, 2022 for the STEPS-PSI Convergence Hour. This event aimed to foster collaboration and build community. The event was paired with simultaneous in-person events at […]

Nov 24, 2022

Contributions of Healthier Diets and Agricultural Productivity Toward Sustainability and Climate Goals in the United States

STEPS’ Justin Baker and Chris Wade explore the indirect reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through seven scenarios of varying U.S. crop yields and healthier diets in both the United State and abroad. Results utilizing the US Fable Calculator and GLOBIOM […]

Nov 21, 2022

Updates to the MANAGE Database Facilitates Regional Analyses of Nutrient Runoff

Debabrata Sahoo details efforts to update the Measured Annual Nutrient loads from Agricultural Environments (MANAGE) database. For model evaluations, scientific analyses, policy and management decisions the data repository is available in the USDA Ag Data Commons. MANAGE was developed originally […]