Three Cal Poly Pomona civil engineering professors are featured for their work researching ways to make the state more water resilient. Ali Sharbat and his students are working on multiple projects including studying dry wells as possible locations for water recapture and storage. Seema C. Shah-Fairbank is researching Green Stormwater Infrastructure – built environments using vegetation and soil to manage stormwater, including removal of contaminants. Mehrad Kamalzare is involved in a project proposal with counterparts at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Sacramento State and UC Santa Barbara to work with local agencies to evaluate the effects of GSI (Groundwater-Surface Water Interface) pre-treatment, dry well and the soil column on the stormwater quantity and quality as it absorbs into the groundwater aquifer.
This article was originally published by Newswise on March 27, 2023.