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Varuna Q&A

What strategies are needed to manage water chemistry changes when source water is changed or blended?

Jean-Pierre Nshimyimana, PhD is Varuna’s lead technical program manager. Beginning in 2019, he served as an environmental engineer in a Water Investigation Unit launched by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) in the aftermath of the water crisis in the City of Flint, Michigan.

Check out this 2-minute video where Jean-Pierre talks about the strategies they developed to evaluate potential changes in water chemistry in the distribution system when source water is changed or blended.

About Dr. Jean-Pierre Nshimyimana

Dr. Nshimyimana has 13 years in the water industry where he developed cutting-edge solutions to improve water and wastewater quality monitoring, access to drinking water through rainwater harvesting, and use of handheld water treatment devices in remote areas.

Other areas of expertise include identification, investigation, and mitigation of chemical and biological contamination in drinking and surface water, and use of forensic microbial DNA analysis for fecal source tracking in water and wastewater.

Jean-Pierre holds an MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT, and a PhD in CEE obtained from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore under the auspices of Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology.

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