Project 4

The Resilience of Low-Arsenic Aquifers and their Role in Reducing Human Exposure

PI: Alexander van Geen, PhD

Arsenic is a geogenic contaminant of groundwater routinely consumed by well over 100 million people across South and Southeast Asia. Whereas much has been learned over the past decade about the negative health impacts of such chronic exposure, progress on mitigation has been lagging. Project 4 of the Columbia University Superfund Research Program is expected to make a significant contribution on that front by defining and promoting the sustainable uses of groundwater aquifers that are low in arsenic.