California Institute for Water Resources
California Institute for Water Resources
California Institute for Water Resources
University of California
California Institute for Water Resources

Category III - Water Quality

Funded 2007-2008 

The effects of current-use, sediment-bound pesticides on a coastal marine system (pdf)
Donald P. Weston, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley

Funded 2006-2007 

Anaerobic Microbial Debromination of PolyBrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) (pdf)
Lisa Alvarez-Cohen, Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley

Fecal Indicator Bacteria and Pathogen Persistence in Dry Sand and Sediment Biofilms at Two Southern California Beaches: Implications for Water Quality (pdf)
Jennifer Ayla Jay, Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Los Angeles

Influence of Bacterial Pathogen Condition on Cell Transport in Groundwater Environments: Implications of Extracellular Polymeric Substances (EPS) Production and Composition (pdf)
Sharon L. Walker, Chemical & Environmental Engineering, UC Riverside

Modeling Non-point Source Contributions of Host-specific Fecal Contamination in San Pablo Bay 
Stefan Wuertz, Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Davis
Fabian A. Bombardelli, Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Davis

Funded 2005-2006 

Quantitative PCR Assays for Specific Host Sources of Fecal Pollution for Test Watersheds
Kathryn Ivanetich, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, UC San Francisco

Impacts of Ethanol on Anaerobic Production of Tert-Butyl Alcohol (TBA) from Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) in Groundwater
Kate M. Scow, Dept. of Land, Air and Water Resources, UC Davis
Kevin Feris, Dept. of Land, Air and Water Resources, UC Davis
Douglas Mackay, Dept. of Land, Air and Water Resources, UC Davis

Diuron in California's Water Supply: Transformations and Associated Risks
Thomas M. Young, Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Davis
Peter G. Green, Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Davis

Funded 2004-2005

Development of Biosensors for Real Time Analysis of Perchlorate in Water
William T. Frankenberger, Department of Environmental Sciences, UC Riverside

Do Constructed Flow-Through Wetlands Improve Water Quality in the San Joaquin River? 
Anthony O'Geen, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, UC Davis

Simultaneous Detection of Fecal Waste Sources and a Major Pathogen Associated with Waste, E coli O157:H7 in Irrigation and Recreational Waters Using a Low-Density Microarray (pdf)
Betty Olson, Department of Environmental Health, Science & Policy, UC Irvine 

Funded 2003-2004

Kinetics of Inorganic Arsenic Contamination in Surface and Ground Waters (pdf)
Michael McKibben, Department of Earth Sciences, UC Riverside

Development of a Quantitative Detection Method for Enumerating Host-Specific Fecal Bacteria Based on Real-Time, Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (pdf)
Kara Nelson, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley 

Funded 2002-2003

Experimental Determinations of Henry's Law Constants of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) to Evaluate Exposure to Aquatic Biota
M. Judith Charles, Department of Environmental Toxicology, UC Davis

Nature of Flow and Gas Dynamics below Spreading Ponds
Jordan F. Clark, Department of Geology, UC Santa Barbara

Cryptosporidium In Bivalves as Indicators of Fecal Pollution in the California Coastal Ecosystem
Patricia A. Conrad, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis
Edward R. Atwill, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis
Ian A. Gardner, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis

Development of an Autonomous O2 Delivery System for In-Situ Aerobic Bioremediation (pdf)
Marc A. Deshusses, Chemical & Environmental Engr., UC Riverside 

The Catalysis of Perchlorate Ion Electroreduction at Transition Metal Electrodes
W. Ronald Fawcett, Department of Chemistry, UC Davis 

DNA Aptamers-Based Detection of Atrazine in Water (pdf)
Ashok Mulchandani, Dept. of Chemical & Environmental Engr., UC Riverside
Wilfred Chen, Dept. of Chemical & Environmental Engr., UC Riverside

Use of Bioassays to Assess the Water Quality of Wastewater Treatment Plants for the Occurrence of Estrogens and Androgens
Daniel Schlenk, Department of Environmental Sciences, UC Riverside

The Speciation and Reactivity of Wastewater-Derived Organic Nitrogen
David Sedlak, Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley

Evaluating the Effectiveness of vegetated Buffers to Remove Nutrients, Pathogens, and Sediment Transported in Runoff from Grazed, Irrigated Pastures 
Kenneth W. Tate, Agronomy & Range Science, UC Davis

Funded 2001-2002

Development of a Liquid Membrane Technique to Measure the Temporal Variation in "Bioavailable" Copper and Nickel in the South San Francisco Bay 
Kenneth Bruland, Ocean Sciences, UC Santa Cruz

Perchlorate Removal in Groundwater Using Immobilized Cell-Free, Purified and Recombinant Perchlorate Reductases from the Perchlorate Respiring Bacterium, Perc1ace 
William T. Frankenberger, Department of Environmental Sciences, UC Riverside

Abiotic Nitrogen Removal Mechanisms in Rapid Infiltration Wastewater Treatment Systems
Mark R. Matsumoto, Chemical & Environmental Engr., UC Riverside

Funded 2000-2001

Tunable Immunosorbents for the Remediation of Atrazine- and Simazine-Contaminated Water
Wilfred Chen, Dept. of Chemical & Environmental Engr., UC Riverside
Ashok Mulchandani, Dept. of Chemical & Environmental Engr., UC Riverside

Application of Acoustic Pressure Waves in Aquifer Remediation and Mobilization of Entrapped Organic Liquids
Constantinos V. Chrysikopoulos, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engr., UC Irvine

Biodegradation of Estrogenic Compounds and its Enhancement in a Membrane Bioreactor
Slawomir W. Hermanowicz, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engr., UC Berkeley

Is Urban Runoff a Source of Human Pathogenic Viruses to Recreational Beach Waters
Sunny Jiang, Dept. of Environmental Analysis & Design, UC Irvine

Landscape Level Controls on Nitrate-Nitrogen in Forested and Chaparral Catchments of Southern California
Thomas Meixner, Department of Environmental Sciences, UC Riverside

Development of a Rapid, Sensitive, and Quantitative Method to Detect Infective Hepatitis A Virus in Water
Marylynn V. Yates, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, UC Riverside
Wilfred Chen, Dept. of Chemical & Environmental Engr., UC Riverside

Funded 1999-2000

In-Situ Bioremediation of MTBE Contaminated Ground Water Using Biobarriers
Marc A. Deshusses, Chemical & Environmental Engr., UC Riverside
Mark R. Matsumoto, Chemical & Environmental Engr., UC Riverside 

Transport and Fate of Nitrate-Nitrogen in Heterogeneous, Unsaturated Sediments Below the Root Zone
Thomas Harter, Dept. of Land, Air, and Water Resources, UC Davis
Jan W. Hopmans, Dept. of Land, Air, and Water Resources, UC Davis
William R. Horwath, Dept. of Land, Air, and Water Resources, UC Davis

Feasibility of Using Bioaugmentation with Bacterial Strain PM 1 for Bioremediation of MTBE-Contaminated Vadose and Ground Water Environments
Kate M. Scow, Dept. of Land, Air, and Water Resources, UC Davis

Enhancing the Utility of In Vitro Digestive Fluid Extraction as a Management Tool for Contaminated Aquatic Sediments
Donald P. Weston, Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley

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