Faculty Office Hour: Thomas Boving
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Thirsty Planet: Engineering Safe Drinking Water
This semester the Faculty Office Hour series is devoted to a single topic: potable drinking water. At URI, two initiatives, Water for the World and Water: E2S2 (Water: Engineering, Economics, Science and Society), are dedicated to its study, calling access to safe drinking water the defining issue of this century.
URI Digital Content Strategist Marybeth Reilly-McGreen will host three professors from the College of Engineering to talk about their involvement in these initiatives and their research dedicated to bringing safe drinking water to rural communities and water-stressed cities.
Join us to hear from Thomas Boving, Ph.D., professor of civil and environmental engineering and geosciences. Professor Boving is a researcher whose interests include environmental engineering, hydrogeology, water treatment, and groundwater remediation. He received a Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award, which is enabling him to spend the spring 2023 semester teaching at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee while conducting research on technologies aimed at cleaning up polluted groundwater and soil. He also works extensively in Indonesia, where he and a URI colleague have used floating wetlands to clean ponds and other bodies of water. He has also led an effort to assess saltwater intrusion into well water along the Rhode Island coast, and a system for destroying PFAS compounds, the “forever chemicals” that contaminate water supplies serving about a third of Americans. Professor Boving earned a Ph.D. in hydrology and water resources management from the University of Arizona and an M.S. in geology from the University of Tübingen, Germany.
Register by: Wednesday, April 19, 2023
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