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MWRD research partnership with University of Illinois attracts grant to improve water quality through agricultural innovation

The Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council has awarded a $350,000 grant to research partners at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago to address nutrient loss reduction strategies and protect regional and national waterways downstream. Read more here.

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MWRD, Current Launch First Technology Pilot Microvi’s technology aims to boost water treatment efficiency

Today, Current launched its first technology demonstration project in partnership with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. The project will test San Francisco Bay Area-based Microvi’s MicroNiche™ Engineering (MNE) technology. This innovative technology uses densely packed natural microorganisms to efficiently treat used water and remove organics, ammonia and phosphorus, nutrients that in large quantities can harm water quality. Read more here.

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MWRD celebrates African American history with Leland Elementary School eighth grade students

In anticipation of African American History month in February, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago held two Lunch and Learn seminars featuring internationally acclaimed Scholar, Educator and Activist Dr. Conrad Worrill. Read more here.

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MWRD Commissioner Kari K. Steele, staff assist with Future City Competition

The Chicago regionals of the Future City Competition which introduces 6th, 7th and 8th grade students to engineering with SimCity™ software was held at the University of Illinois at Chicago campus last weekend. Read more here.

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TARP mastermind Bing Chee Chin recognized for major engineering contributions

A critical member of the engineering team that launched the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago’s (MWRD’s) famed Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP) and other major infrastructure improvements was recently honored by the MWRD Board of Commissioners. Read more here.

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