TT033 – Research for Water Equity (Part 2)

In the second half of our conversation with Dr. Kelsey Pieper, we discuss alternate perspectives on real private well problems. The conversation reiterates the need for personalized solutions, raises various research questions, and shares opinions on the needed direction for public outreach.

Topics Discussed

“I think we need to change our philosophy. Those wells produce sufficient water, even if the water quality is poor. But we’re engineers, we can treat anything.”

Kelsey Pieper

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About the Guest

Kelsey Pieper is an assistant professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering and affiliated faculty in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute at Northeastern University. She is a 2021 National Academies Gulf Research Program’s Early-Career Research Fellow. Her research focuses on characterizing drinking water quality in underserved communities in the United States. She received her Ph.D. degree in Biological Systems Engineering and M.S. degree in Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech, and B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering at Binghamton University.