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RESES Program: 2012 to 2015

The Regional Sustainability and Environmental Sciences Research Program (RESES) matches EPA scientific and technical expertise with high-priority, short-term research needs in each of the Agency’s ten Regions across the nation. Projects are funded through an internal (EPA-only) annual solicitation for proposals.

Below is a list of the funded projects from 2012 to 2015:

  • Making a Visible Difference in N/NE Portland: Engaging Communities, Using Citizen Science to Assess and Address Children’s Environmental Health from Transit and Air Pollution (R10, 2015)
  • Understanding and Evaluating Ecosystem Services at Site Remediation Projects and Applying Their Benefits to Sustainability and Livability for Surrounding Communities (R3, R9, R10; 2015)
  • Improving Public Health through Urban and Roadside Vegetation (R5, R9; 2015)
  • How the Relative Valuation of Ecosystem Goods and Services Empowers Communities to Impact the Outcomes of Remediation, Restoration, and Revitalization Projects (R5, 2015)
  • Using Ecosystem Services Assessment and Health Impact Assessments as Part of a Stakeholder-driven Approach to Storm Recovery: Long Island Case Study (R2, 2015)
  • CitySpace and Air Sensor Network: Evaluating Spatial Gradients of Urban Air Pollution with Low-Cost Air Sensor Technology (R4, R6, R7; 2015)
  • Implementation of the Sustainable Materials Management Tool and Pilot with Georgia Stakeholders (R4, 2015)
  • Floating Vegetation Islands: Using TEK for Development of Leading Indicators of Ecosystem Function for BMP Effectiveness, Water Quality Standards, Biological Criteria and Control of Harmful Algal Blooms (R9, 2015)
  • Real-Time Monitoring of Domestic Water Consumption in Concert with Real-Time Energy Measurement in Multifamily Housing (R8, 2014)
  • Research and Development of National Waste to Biogas Mapping Tool – Creating an Organic Resources Exchange (R9, 2014)
  • Preparing Communities for Disruptive Climate Events in Southeastern Massachusetts (R1, 2014)
  • Community Resilience Planning and Decision Making Framework for Coastal Communities (R4, 2014)
  • Using Green Infrastructure to Address Climate Change Resiliency: A Case Study in North Birmingham, Alabama (R4, 2014)
  • Parking Lot Strategies to Mitigate Storm Water Quality/Volume and Urban Heat Island Effect Using Trees in Green Infrastructure (R6, 2014)
  • Development and Implementation of Bioavailability Tools to Link with C-FERST, Community Involvement and Inform Community Decisions (R2, R9; 2013)
  • Supporting Communities using EPA Science Tools (R10, 2013)