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USF Anthropologists and Engineers Advance Interdisciplinary Research on the Placencia Peninsula, Belize; Expand Community Education, Outreach, and Partnerships

USF anthropologists and engineers recently completed a third season of ethnographic research and an initial season of water quality research on the Placencia Peninsula of Belize – a PIRE project Caribbean research site – investigating perceptions and practices of sustainable water, wa
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Reclaim Is…Islands, Corals, & Nutrients: A view from Barbados

Blog by Robert Bair. Considered a Highly Developed Country with one of the highest per capita uses of solar water heaters in the world, Barbados is an island where the Barbados Program of Action was agreed upon by small island states in 1994 as a charge for them to develop sustainably
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Visit from Professor Mercedes Iriarte from CASA-UMSS

Last week, USF had the pleasure of hosting Mercedes Iriarte, a researcher and professor of microbiology at CASA, the Center for Water and Environmental Sanitation (Centro de Agua y Saneamiento Ambiental) at the Universidad Mayor de San Simon in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Prof. Iriarte has b
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Growing saltwater vegetables with aquaponics – reinvent next year’s Thanksgiving Day menu with sea purslane and saltwort

Mote Aquaculture Research Park in Sarasota, Florida is growing something unique – saltwater vegetables. Construction on a marine aquaponic system was completed at the start of October 2014. Check out Mote’s News & Press page for an article about this project. The system was
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A Golden Opportunity at Football Stadiums

Have you ever thought about how often people pee during football games? Did you know that this urine actually has tons of nutrients that have value and can be recovered? Urine is essentially sterile. Plus, it’s loaded with nitrogen, and also has phosphorus and potassium–th
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Reclaiming Nutrients through Aquaponics

The practice of aquaculture, or fish farming, can produce large quantities of waste similar to municipal wastewater treatment systems. Historically in aquaculture these nutrients were simply discharged to the environment. The waste resulted in degraded water quality near and downstrea
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Education and outreach efforts in Placencia, Belize

For the “scaling-up” season, a group of anthropologists has traveled to Belize during the month of June 2014 (read about last year’s pilot season here). Our team includes Masters students Suzanna Pratt, Eric Koenig and Paola Gonzalez, along with USF-PIRE CO-PI’
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USF Students visit Exeter for Clean Water Collaboration

Four University of South Florida environmental engineering students are spending time in laboratory of Dr. John Love at the University of Exeter as part of the United States and United Kingdom Clean Water Collaboration. The title of their project is “Isolated Cultivation of Algal Reso
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Reclaim Is…Islands, Corals, & Nutrients: A view from Barbados

Considered a Highly Developed Country with one of the highest per capita uses of solar water heaters in the world, Barbados is an island where the Barbados Program of Action was agreed upon by small island states in 1994 as a charge for them to develop sustainably following the RIO Ea
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