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Sustainable Water Use

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Alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation


UN Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production


UN Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life Below Water

Learn more about these Global Goals 

Stories related to UMD's Sustainable Water Use Goals

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The Almighty Cod

Jul 28, 2021 -- UMD Researcher Finds Answers for Today’s Climate Change and Overfishing in Centuries-old Bones

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How Safer Winter Streets Endanger Water Quality, Human Health

Apr 15, 2021 -- UMD-led Study Warns Cascading Effects of Salts in Environment Require Coordinated Action

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Water for Food Deserts

Dec 02, 2020 -- Student Aquaponics Project Could Help County Grow Urban Agriculture in Empty Buildings

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An Icy Endeavor

Sep 23, 2020 -- NSF Grant Will Enable Professor to Develop Low-Cost Sensors for Use in Arctic

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Clearing Up the Runoff

Jul 14, 2020 -- New Smart Sensors to Provide Real-Time Picture of Campus Stormwater

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UMD-Led Team Awarded $10M to Modernize Shellfish Farming

Jun 25, 2020 -- Smart Tech Has Potential to Improve Industry’s Sustainability, Economic Impact

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