Water-Related News

FAU awarded $2.2 million to monitor HABs in Lake Okeechobee

To address the environmental and health concerns of harmful algal blooms in Lake Okeechobee, Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute received a $2.2 million grant as a result of a competitive application process in response to the Office of Ecosystem Projects Harmful Algal Bloom Innovative Technology Program from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Total Maximum Daily Loads Program.

The project, "Harmful Algal Bloom Assessment of Lake Okeechobee" (HALO), will help combat Florida freshwater eutrophication, harmful algae proliferation, and ultimately protect human and ecosystem health.