P3 Student Teams Take on Pressing Environmental Problems

EPA Awards Funding to Student Teams to Solve Environmental and Public Health Challenges.

Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Projects

Through the P3 program, EPA supports research for developing innovative, cost-effective solutions to current, emerging, and long-term water resource challenges for complex chemical and biological contaminants. Check out the P3 projects focused on solutions to water resources challenges below.


Biochar Filter video poster
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Biochar Wattle for Enhanced Surface Water Quality video screenshot
Montana Tech of the University of Montana, Montana Technological University, Butte, MT
Biochar-Geomedia Water Filter for the Colonias, South Texas video
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences, Edinburgh, TX
Biodegradation of Microplastics in Water Treatment video
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Biodegradation of PFASs from Groundwater and Soil video screenshot
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
P3 expo video
Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO
Cryptosporidium Capture in Sewage Impacted Waters team
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
Efficient Solar-Driven Water Desalination Based on Nanomaterial Design
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD
Electro-Assisted Wastewater Nutrient Recovery video
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Functionalized Membranes for Removal of PFAS video
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Green and Sustainable Water Purification Membranes video
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
WSU team
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Induction-Surface-Heating Membrane Distillation video
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
Low-cost Household Water Filter for PFAS Removal video
University of Alabama-Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
Microwave-Catalytic Membrane for PFAS Degradation video
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
Portable Desalination Using Ocean and Solar Energy
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
Practical PFAS Treatment with Sawdust poster
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Removal of Cyanotoxins by Multifunctional Biochars
Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX
Simple and Inexpensive Paper-Based Assay for Lead
Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA
Small-Scale Solar Desalination for Drinking Water video
University of California, Riverside, CA
Rational Design of Solar-Energy-Combined Desalination Systems
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Solving the Arsenic Problem in Rural California video.
University of California, Berkeley, CA
Tertiary Treatment of Wastewater Using Aquaponics
Western Dakota Technical Institute, Rapid City, SD
Wet Wipes That Turn into Toilet Paper When Flushed
University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
Wetland and Peroxide Treated Harmful Algal Blooms video
Howard University, Washington, DC