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In compliance with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, NIU is releasing its yearly report on drinking water quality. Known as the 2016 Consumer Confidence Report, it is intended to provide consumers with important information about their drinking water and the efforts made by the water system to provide safe drinking water. The report contains information...
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from Justin Bend, NIU Heating Plant Dear Northern Illinois University Community: The representatives of your water system, Northern Illinois University – DeKalb IL0375500, appreciate your participation in the lead tap monitoring program. As required by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Act, we sample and test your water for lead in your drinking water...
The Water Project
A trio of organizations – the Zeta Iota chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the African Student Alliance and B.R.O.T.H.E.R.S. – have teamed to bring the Water Project to NIU. The Water Project is a non-profit organization that works to provide access to clean water to people around the world who suffer needlessly without...
When it comes to sustainable technology, NIU students are learning that sometimes what’s old is new. Alexis Hitzeroth and Ben Stone, both environmental studies majors, worked with two international nonprofit organizations, CATIS and Isla Mexico, for 19 days in Mexico this past summer to learn more about the methods employed there to address local environmental...
NIU-branded water bottle
H2O 2Go is a campaign with goals of passing out reusable water bottles to students, installing water bottle refill stations (hydration stations) and reducing the reliance on disposable plastic water bottles.
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Dear Member of the Campus Community, Your 2014 annual water quality report is now available. Northern Illinois University has prepared this report to provide information to you, the consumer, on the quality of our drinking water. Please review the documents at http://go.niu.edu/2014water and learn more about the drinking water at NIU. The report contains important...
Walk with Water
Tanzania Development Support (TDS), a non-governmental organization based in DeKalb and co-founded by NIU Department of Public Administration Chair Kurt Thurmaier, is sponsoring its third Walk with Water fundraising event. The event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commons on the NIU campus....
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Students, interested in potential research opportunities that exist on campus to enhance your academic career? Faculty, inquisitive as to what collaborations might exist for future grant applications and research on campus? Campus staff, curious as to what research is being conducted at your employer? NIU’s Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability and Energy...
Wei Luo
Now that scientists have convincing evidence that water helped shape the surface of Mars, Northern Illinois University geography professor Wei Luo is setting out to answer another important question: Just how much water was there? “With more and more observations from satellites orbiting Mars and rovers on its surface, researchers have very convincing evidence pointing...
Engineers Without Borders
Students in NIU’s Engineers Without Borders organization are dedicated to making the world a better place by bringing sustainable First World technologies to Third World countries. “To make a technology sustainable, it has to be simple and easily maintained. For example, when you want to help a Third World country with farming, you can’t give...
Amy Gahala
Strangely enough, Michael Jackson was an influential force in leading Amy Gahala to her career path in hydrology. Gahala, a graduate of the Department of Geology and Environmental Studies, is currently a hydrologist at the U.S. Geological Survey. “I grew up in the ’80s and ’90s, and it all started with Michael Jackson’s ‘Earth Song.’...
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A group of NIU faculty and students are hoping their newly developed water sampling techniques might soon be employed to detect sources of pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, one of America’s most scenic and important bodies of water. Geology professor Melissa Lenczewski, anthropology professor Kendall Thu and four NIU students will travel this week to...