MSU's Joan B. Rose discussed advanced microbial detection techniques, role in water management, restoration

On Tuesday, October 29, Michigan State University professor Joan B. Rose (pictured below, second from left), an international authority on water microbiology, water quality, and public health safety, delivered the inaugural Distinguished Water Lecture at Lehigh University's Sinclair Laboratory. Rose, who co-directs both MSU's Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment (CAMRA) and its Center for Water Sciences (CWS), discussed the interplay of different variables in regard to water quality, water access, and water management of various interconnected water resources with particular emphasis on contamination from human and animal sources. The event was organized by an interdisciplinary committee of faculty, including Kristen Jellison (left), Civil and Environmental Engineering; Arup Sengupta (third from left), Civil and Environmental Engineering (committee chair); Mayuresh Kothare (right), Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; David Anastasio (not pictured), Earth and Environmental Sciences; and Todd Watkins (not pictured), Economics.


Photos: Katie Kackenmeister/P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science