STW DILOS Program
The STW "Day in the Life of a Scientist" (DILOS) Program is intended to promote higher education/interest in STEM-centered professions and encourage awareness, research, and protection of water resources from contamination. The STW DILOS Program is specifically geared toward youth between grades 9 and 12 and students currently enrolled in schools lacking a comprehensive STEM-/science-based educational program/curriculum.
STW Analytical Laboratory
Did you know? Number of chemicals approved to be in common use? About 85,000 (Toxic Substances Control Act).
Number of chemicals regulated in your drinking water?
Only 90 (Safe Drinking Water Act).
This project aims at realizing an analytical laboratory in southern Florida for water testing, researching analytical methods, water treatment, and toxicity research collaborations.
Comprehensive Everglades Water Quality Study
Save the Water proposes to conduct an ongoing comprehensive study of the Everglades that will include water and sediment samples collected from many locations in the Everglades, as well as water discharged into the ecosystem and areas of suspected discharge.
Save the Water will provide sample collection and
state of the art laboratory analysis of samples for regulated contaminants and for thousands of Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) that are not currently
monitored or regulated. These CECs include endocrine disruptors, cancer causing agents, persistent organic pollutants, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and many other
categories of chemicals that are already contaminating the waters, sediments, and surrounding lands of the Everglades ecosystem.
Our greatest concern with these contaminants is the lack of consistent, comprehensive, longterm monitoring, particularly in light of the disruption that new and increased water flow into the Everglades will cause during the current Everglades restoration effort.