USF and its Patel College of Global Sustainability have made water one of their priorities through research into such efforts as turning wastewater into a clean, usable product or the rapid detection of contaminants.
Now that work is getting the attention of the federal government, which in turn could lead to a new stream of revenue for the University.
This week's University Beat report on WUSF Public Media takes you along as Nancy Stoner, Acting Assistant Administrator of water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, tours laboratories at USF’s Tampa and Lakeland campuses to see the research firsthand.
Stoner also unveiled EPA's Blueprint for Integrating Technology Innovation Into the National Water Program. The plan encourages universities like USF to work more closely with both the government and private industry to develop technologies that the schools might one day bring to market.