Message from the Director

Welcome to Purdue’s Center for the Environment! The C4E, as we refer to it, is a regional resource for incubating and promoting collaborative, interdisciplinary, problem-driven research focused on some of the greatest environmental challenges we face globally. C4E-affiliated faculty are currently working on problems such as exploring the resilience of food-energy-water production and delivery systems, eliminating hazardous electronic and plastic waste, reducing nutrient runoff in farm systems, understanding the fate and transport of new chemicals in the environment, and understanding the challenges to building and maintaining sustainable communities in the face of disruptive global changes.

Featured Event

Celebrating World Water Day Virtually

Two-stage ditches reduce nitrogen pollution while draining farm fields

March 30, 2020

Sara McMillan at Purdue University and Jennifer Tank at University of Notre Dame are monitoring nitrogen and phosphorus...

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Virtual World Water Day Celebration

March 30, 2020

This virtual event is part of the United Nations World Water Day that is celebrated annually. It is an opportunity to educate Purdue students, faculty and the local community about what various organizations are doing to protect, preserve and enhance the water resources of our state.

The expert panel will now take place virtually, via a series of podcasts over the coming weeks, beginning March 30, featuring:

  • Dr. Jane Frankenberger, Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering,

  • Dr. David Warsinger, Assistant Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering, 

  • Dr. Jennifer Johnson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology,

  • Dr. Marty Frisbee, Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences.

Follow the Water Day Facebook page for details as they are determined!



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