The Applied Metagenomics of the Watershed Microbiome Project, co-led by Drs. Judith Isaac-Renton and Patrick Tang (Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine), aims to develop a better way to identify the presence of pollution in watersheds and provide new tools to track sources of water contamination. Their preliminary work has already identified potential biomarkers that differentiate a healthy from an impacted watershed.
In recognition of World Water Day 2013 on March 22, the project will feature a video on improving watershed health on their website. Click here to view the video.