Protecting Public

November 9, 2022 | Research, UToday, Alumni, Natural Sciences and Mathematics
By Staff

The University of Toledo was recognized by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) with its 2022 Public Impact Research Award at the association’s annual meeting Nov. 6-8 in Denver.

UToledo and its Water Task Force were lauded for efforts to protect water quality and the health of Lake Erie for the half million people in the region who depend on the drinking water source. The task force of more than 30 faculty researchers from diverse fields of study was formed in response to the city of Toledo’s “Do Not Drink” water advisory in 2014 during a toxic algal bloom.

UToledo Vice President for Research Frank Calzonetti accepted the award at the annual meeting and shared a video highlighting the water quality research at UToledo where scientists, engineers, medical researchers and public health and legal experts collaborate to restore our greatest natural resource for future generations.

The APLU is a research, policy and advocacy organization whose 250 members are comprised of public research universities, university systems and affiliated organizations across all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and several territories in Canada and Mexico.

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