Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink.
The quote from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere vividly describes the scene in which the mariners and ship are drenched with sea water. Although water was plentiful, the thirsty mariners could not consume it due to its salinity. Similarly, global freshwater resources are becoming increasingly taxed from multiple stressors, including anthropogenic activities and climate change, and increased demand from a growing global population. As a result, freshwater supplies for consumptive, agricultural, industrial, and recreational uses are dwindling and are increasingly expensive to treat before use.
I am deeply committed to preserving aquatic ecosystem health and the provisioning of ecosystem services for future generations through basic and applied research. I welcome new collaborations and approaches, so feel free to contact me with any ideas. Cheers!