WBFF Talks with KCI about Water Quality in Rio

Yesterday, WBFF Fox 45 stopped by our Sparks office to talk to KCI Vice President and Discipline Manager Thomas G. Sprehe, PE, BCEE and Environmental Science Practice Leader Robert Summers, PhD, about how Baltimore’s trash wheel could be a model for Brazil to use for clogged waterways that pose a danger to Olympic athletes. Watch the broadcast to learn more.

Working with the University of Maryland and local government agencies in Rio, KCI is conducting a study to develop strategies to clean Brazil’s polluted waterways, including Guanabara Bay, where many of the water sport competitions are scheduled to take place. Although the study should be complete within seven months, implementation would begin following the Olympics.