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Researchers demonstrate antibiotic-resistant genes are well removed by purification used to recycle wastewater but final quality is influenced by environmental factors

October 3, 2019

A team led by Assistant Professor in the USC Viterbi Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Adam Smith has found that purified water returned to Southern California aquifers for storage and reuse blends with antibiotic-resistant bacteria already found in the aquifer, adding key data to the conversation on how we reuse water.

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PREEMPTIVE Participants Visit the Tsunami Memorial Museum in Khao Lak, Thailand

Lessons Within the Rubble

August 29, 2019

How two USC professors are mining historic disasters to build educational infrastructure reframing how we approach natural disaster preparation.