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Tulane gets a $1 million dollar incentive

Tulane University students are getting an extra dose of incentive as they get ready to take on one of our waterways biggest problems.

A one million dollar prize is being offered for a cost-effective way to restore water in “dead zones.”

“Dead zones” are oxygen-depleted waters that wreak havoc on local marine life.

“To stand here today and announce this challenge… since I’m an alumni of Tulane and now on the board is very… very… satisfying to me,” Phyllis Taylor, President of the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation,  said.

Water Innovations include, restoring our water and reducing the Hypoxia in water ways.  Tulane’s Grand Challenge is to seek cost-effective solutions to help offset oxygen depleted water from excessive river-borne fertilizers which drain into rivers.

University leaders expect to start testing projects in less than three years. The group will receive a one million dollar grant funded by the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation.