Clarkson University and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) partnered up to form the Center of Excellence in Healthy Water Solutions. They're dedicating a whole program to ensure you have clean water and a sustainable future.
The center is dedicated to "help[ing] protect and improve waters for sustainable natural environments, healthy populations, resilient communities and sound economies."
SUNY ESF Interim President David Amberg said it includes addressing algae and chemical issues in Central New York. Detecting and removing toxins, and preventing new chemicals in water are just a few of the objectives.
The program will compile the knowledge and resources of scientists across New York state to solve local water issues.
"Bring together that diversity of expertise that can serve as a rapid response team when a community has a problem with their water systems...assess the problem, identify the right scientist to help the community solve that problem and advise them," he added.
Amberg encourages community members to bring their water issues to be solved.
"We want you to be able to bring those problems to us and we want to provide solutions," he said.
The program will also address climate change and effects on Central New York water systems.