Research & Initiatives
GHG Emissions Projects
RESILIENCY OF WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS
The impact of climate change on critical infrastructure is threatening sustainable delivery of services. In the case of water supply systems climate change impacts the quantity and quality aspects and this may impact millions of people globally. Variability in precipitation and increased temperature will impact availability of water supply and quality of water sources. Our research focuses in the understanding of the impact of climate change on the water resources availability, quality of water resources, performance of treatment plants and water quality in the distribution system. This research considers some case studies in the Tampa Bay area to understand the challenges and develop recommendations for robust planning.
GREENHOUS GAS EMISSIONS ANALYSIS
Under this research area we develop inventories and projections of GHG emissions at city, County and State levels. We also develop technical and policy recommendations to achieve GHG reduction targets. Recently we completed a GHG report for the State of Florida, Dunedin City and Manatee County. These projects involved students from PCGS and other universities in Florida.