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Marquette awarded second $3.8 million Department of Defense grant for ‘In Defense of Water’ project


Marquette University has received a second two-year, $3.8 million U.S. Department of Defense grant for an ongoing interdisciplinary program titled “In Defense of Water” to develop novel, sustainable technologies to protect human health and the environment, treat sewage, and provide clean drinking water and a framework for emergency response to water contamination.

The first award for “Novel Technologies to Mitigate Water Contamination for Resilient Infrastructure,” was awarded in late 2021 and expanded upon the water technology development researchers at Marquette have been doing for decades to help provide clean drinking water and protect the environment. Learn more.