Hey Siri, How’s My Water Quality? Smart Drinking Water Systems for Central America
Megan Lindmark is an PhD Candidate in Civil and Environmental Engineering, in the Sustainable Water Development Program. She is a member of the Just Research Group. She is passionate about drinking water solutions for resource constrained communities—with an emphasis on using advances in cellular technology to elevate and improve existing systems and ultimately positive health outcomes.Previously, she has worked in Uganda investigating borehole well water quality with a regional health center, and in Panama exploring the effect of land use practices on microbial communities present in stream water. Currently, she is developing cell phone-enabled sensor based monitoring systems for chlorination systems in Central America with NGO partner EOS International. Prior to her time at the University of Iowa she received her B.S. in Environmental Science at Drake University. After getting her PhD she hopes to find herself in a position to continue to generate research-driven solutions to drinking water challenges for communities that need them most.