A recent outbreak of blue-green algae in the Charles River prompted officials to issue a health advisory. Here, water quality expert Ferdi Hellweger explains how this setback could impact the efforts to make the Charles River swimmable.
On Saturday, civil and environmental engineering professor Ferdi Hellweger participated in the first community swim of Boston’s Charles River in more than half a century.
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Ferdi Hellweger, an associate professor of environmental engineering, was awarded the Environmental Merit Award by the EPA in recognition of his work to make the Charles River swimmable once again.