Ensuring the basic human right to water continues to be one of the most challenging environmental justice and sustainability issues of our time. By 2015, at least one billion people will lack access to safe drinking water resulting in the deaths of thousands of people every day. In addition, climate change will continue to adversely affect the availability of fresh water for human activities such as crop irrigation, and it will create immense needs to manage flooding from sea level rise and natural disasters.
The CEJS supports sustainable drinking water projects in Haiti and Thailand, irrigation projects in Zambia and wastewater treatment projects in Nicaragua.
Under the supervision of CEJS Director Dr. Phillip Thompson, SU students are testing the grey water treatment system at the world's greenest commercial office space, the Bullitt Center.