Basic Research Components

CREST-RESSACA consists of the following three basic research components:

  • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (EMA)

    The EMA subproject is focusing on improving fundamental understanding of scale-dependent behavior of water and air pollutants including heavy metals, pesticides, and air pollutants within a shared multimedia environment in semi-arid lands and shorelines by collecting high-quality environmental monitoring data and providing subsequent comprehensive assessment.

  • Environmental Modeling and Informatics (EMI)

    The primary goal of the Environmental Modeling and Informatics (EMI) sub-project is to utilize state-of-the-art mathematical tools and techniques to develop decision support tools for fostering environmental sustainability in coastal semi-arid areas.

  • Sustainable Technologies for the Environment (STE)

    STE's main goal is to develop innovative products stressing reuse and processing of natural and recycled materials while reducing pollution in a variety of applications. The broad STE theme is air and water resource purification coupled with energy conservation and production through improved process technology.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. HRD-0734850.

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