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DTM Seminar Series: “Student Engagement in Urban Water Management and Vector Ecology Studies”


Featuring Dr. Sarah R. Michaels, Clinical Assistant Professor (DTM)

photo of Dr. Sarah R. Michaels

Zoom Link: https://tulane.zoom.us/j/93873115349

In New Orleans, frequent and intense rainfall results in localized flooding. The Urban Conservancy supports stormwater management through small-scale interventions including rain barrels and gardens. Frequently, flooding occurs in already socially vulnerable neighborhoods and extended storage of rainwater can increase larval development sites for vector mosquito populations. Service-learning students collected data in the Hoffman Triangle Neighborhood in a partnership approach to research that equitably involves community members.