We would like to send out a special thank you to our keynote speaker, Dr. Domenico Grasso, P.E., BCEE, Provost of the University of Delaware. Dr. Grasso is noted for his work in engineering education. We were pleased to have him speak at our recent event. Dr. Grasso discussed the future of engineering and how the profession needs to change to accommodate a world in which understanding complex system will be ruling paradigm. The engineer of the future will be called on to create solutions that take into account holistic systems approaches rather than being confined to a world in which engineers are asked to identify and apply the appropriate technologies for narrow solutions to specific problems. Dr. Grasso emphasized the importance of thinking outside the box as a critical skill. Being able to identify and engage non-engineering resources to tackle 'engineering' problems will be a key component of career success and advancement. Thank you Dr. Grasso!
Thank you to those who joined us for the 2016 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon and Conference and made this year's event such a success! We will be posting pictures of the event within the next couple of days. Photos will be posted to our FaceBook and Flickr pages.
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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria most often are associated with hospitals and other health-care settings, but a new study indicates that chicken coops and sewage treatment plants also are hot spots of antibiotic resistance. The new study surveyed ecosystems of bacteria and their capacity to resist antibiotics in low-resource communities, including Pampas de San Juan de Miraflores, a densely populated slum outside Lima, Peru.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria most often are associated with hospitals and other health-care settings, but a new study indicates that chicken coops and sewage treatment plants also are hot spots of antibiotic resistance.
The research, led by a team at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is published May 12 in Nature.
The scientists surveyed bacteria and their capacity to resist antibiotics in a rural village in El Salvador and a densely populated slum on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. In both communities, the researchers identified areas ripe for bacteria to shuffle and share their resistance genes. These hot spots of potential resistance transmission included chicken coops in the rural village and a modern wastewater treatment plant outside Lima.
"Bacteria can do this weird thing that we can't -- exchange DNA directly between unrelated organisms," said senior author Gautam Dantas, PhD, an associate professor of pathology and immunology. "That means it's relatively easy for disease-causing bacteria that are treatable with antibiotics to become resistant to those antibiotics quickly. If these bacteria happen to come into contact with other microbes that carry resistance genes, those genes can pop over in one step. We estimate ...click here to continue.
AAEES/AWWA Luncheon Presentation.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Vernon L. Snoeyink. Topic: Water Quality Deterioration and Excessive Precipitation in Distribution Systems. Click here to register.
AAEES Technical Conference: Program and Plant Performance Improvements with Emphasis on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability