Prof. Frisbee studies local effects of water scarcity
One Purdue professor is researching water sources at home to improve water sustainability abroad.
Marty Frisbee, assistant professor in the School of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, found that decreasing water levels in the Greater Lafayette Area could lead to an increase of run-off from agriculture and wastewater treatment in the Wabash River. According to Frisbee, who specializes in groundwater and surface water interactions, this is part of a more global water sustainability issue.
"Predictions of climate scientists, including people at Purdue, are being borne out in predicting worsening water scarcity for many parts of the world," he said.
Frisbee was interviewed regarding this research by Tim Brouk, Communications and Media Specialist for the Purdue University College of Science, as part of the College's Insights magazine. You can read the full story by going to Insights Magazine Spring 2016.