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News Release 17-102

NSF announces $19.5M in awards to support fundamental research to advance the nation’s local cities and communities

First-ever awards through Smart & Connected Communities program seek to address transportation, infrastructure, health and other rural and urban challenges

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Researchers installing stormwater sensors

Lead PI, Branko Kerkez, and his research team install stormwater sensors and control valves deployed in a watershed in Ann Arbor, Michigan. These systems will be able to anticipate changes in weather and the urban landscape, and adapt their operation to drastically improve community resilience to floods and changing water quality.

Credit: Kerkez Lab, Univeristy of Michigan

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