Virginia Tech's Pruden receives $100,000 award for her work in water quality

Amy Pruden, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, is the 2014 recipient of the Paul L. Busch Award, including a $100,000 research grant.

A well-recognized researcher in her field, Pruden is instrumental in developing a new way of thinking about controlling aquatic pathogens and expanding the use of recycled water. She has an international reputation in applied microbial ecology, environmental remediation, and environmental reservoirs of antimicrobial resistance.

Her accomplishments in these areas led to the Water Environment Research Foundation’s Endowment for Innovation in Applied Water Quality Research presenting her with its 2104 Busch award. The foundation cited her outstanding efforts that have contributed significantly to water quality research and its practical application in the environment. The $100,000 grant with the award is given to support and promote work that will bring new benefits to the water quality community and the water-using public they serve.

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