Concrete sewers and gutters are very efficient when it comes to moving water quickly. But Colorado School of Mines researchers are looking at integrating natural alternatives to the built environment to help purify and clean groundwater supplies.
“Our goal is to be the premier institution on research and education on CCUS,” said John Bradford, vice president of global initiatives. “We have the ties with industry, and we have a solution-focused mindset at Mines.”
A Direct Potable Reuse (DPR) system developed at Colorado School of Mines can help communities reuse water resources, as well as quickly restore local drinking water contaminated by fire and other disasters.
“It's not just the ice sheet we're talking about,” said Matthew Siegfried, assistant professor of geophysics and lead author on the new study. “We're really talking about a water system that is connected to the whole Earth system.”