Schwaber Professor
PhD Environmental Engineering University of California, Irvine 1996
MS Civil Engineering University of California, Irvine 1994
BS Environmental Engineering California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 1991
Expert Bio

Professor Walker's research is focused on the development of new, innovative technology for the purification of water. Recent projects have examined the removal and/or recovery of nutrients from wastewater, the development and application of novel membrane materials, and the removal of emerging contaminants, such as cyanotoxins, from drinking water.

Media Coverage

Why Are Potentially Dangerous Algae Blooms Spreading Through Cape Ponds?


Harold Walker, Schwaber Professor of Environmental Engineering, was interviewed for NPR affiliate WCAI about toxic algae blooms in Cape Cod ponds. In her on-air report, reporter Eve Zuckoff noted her conversation with Walker. “(Walker) basically said we’ve reached a point of high enough risk for ponds that the standard shouldn’t be ‘Is this unsafe?’ but rather, ‘Is there proof that this IS safe?’


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