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2015 News in Brief



JWAF seed funding awards two CEE faculty members

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The Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS) at MIT, named after the father of CEE alumnus Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel ’78, awards $1.8 million in its first round of seed-grant funding to MIT researchers. Two CEE faculty members – Heidi Nepf and Dennis McLaughlin – were awarded for projects that strive for solutions for water and food security. Nepf was selected for her proposal to explore the potential of constructed wetlands, not only as a stormwater solution, but more fundamentally as urban resiliency infrastructure; and McLaughlin for his proposition to support donors, government agencies, NGOs, and aid organizations in their efforts to maximize their impact on food security. For the article, please see here.