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Professors Heald, Juanes, and Polz Receive J-WAFS Seed Grant Funding

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J-WAFS' 2015 grantees present their ongoing research at the poster session of the J-WAFS Food and Water Conference, held April 27-28 at MIT.The Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS) released its second round of seed grant recipients, which includes funding for three CEE professors. Professor Heald was awarded a grant for her project “Air Pollution Impacts on Global Crop Yields,” Professor Martin Polz received one for “Bacterial Viruses as Pathogen Control Agents in Aquaculture Systems,” and Professor Ruben Juanes gained support for “Gravity Fingering during Water Infiltration in Soil: Impact on the Resilience of Crops and Vegetation in Water-stressed Ecosystems.” J-WAFS helps fund research that focuses on supply, safety, and environmental sustainability of the planet’s water and food systems with the potential for significant impact. Read more on MIT News.