Project Description: https://daphnia.ecology.uga.edu/reu/?p=1068
Application Information: https://daphnia.ecology.uga.edu/reu/?page_id=11
Globally, failing water infrastructure has been linked to declining water quality and increased exposure to contaminants, and potentially harmful bacteria infections including, but not limited to Escherichia coli. To assess temporal and spatial changes in the chemical and bacterial composition of water associated with failing water infrastructure in tributaries of the Oconee River Watershed, members of the Capps Lab will conduct a field- and lab-based empirical study. Field activities will be conducted in Athens, GA in stream reaches that have been designated as priority research areas by either Watershed UGA (https://www.watershed.uga.