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  • BBISS Fellow Dilkina and Post-Doc Lu to Study Decentralized Water and Energy Systems

    In the not-too-distant future, water and energy harvested by individuals, communities and other non-traditional systems – think rain barrels, grey water recycling, solar panels and windmills – may be integrated into centralized municipal networks.

    With these added resources flowing into existing municipal systems, water and energy supplies around the world could become more sustainable, more resilient, and more secure in the face of potential natural disasters and possible security threats.

    However, according to School of Computational Science and Engineering Assistant Professor Bistra Dilkina, getting to a point where this is possible on a broad scale is not going to be easy.

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Core Research Areas

Food/Water/Ecology Nexus Graphic with text overlay, "Infrastructure Ecology."
Clear, blue water being poured, with text overlay, "Provision of Clean Water."
Engineering lab scene with text overlay, "Sustainable Engineering Education."
Image of solar panels with wind generators in the background with text, "Sustainable Energy."
View of melting polar ice from high altitude with text, "Climate Change."
Hazy view of Atlanta skyline with text overlay, "Air Quality."
Electron micrograph of a nano material with text overlay, "Nanotechnology."
Diagram of how the synergy of green infrastructure elements lead to greater sustainability with text overlay, "BBISS Research Projects."

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