Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

STEP: Water

Students in Solutions to Environmental Problems: Water study current and historical, global and local issues regarding water conservation, and have the opportunity to initiate and lead campus projects pertaining to the issues.

Student group projects include:

  • Investigating emerging contaminants in drinking water and aquatic ecosystems
  • Exploring irrigation and rainwater collection on campus including the Urban Agriculture Demonstration Gardens that are applicable for existing infrastructure
  • Developing an aquaponics and sustainable fish farming initiative
  • Identifying and implementing best approaches to increase awareness and action related to water conservation policies on campus