Each year approximately 1.5 million children around the world die from illness caused by contaminated drinking water. By studying how these microorganisms behave and by helping to develop new sensors that can detect sources of contamination in ground water, Prof. Yates helps government agencies, urban planners and policy makers to more effectively monitor, treat and deliver safe supplies of drinking water.

Explore More: Water quality research by CNAS Dean Marylynn Yates.

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