The Everglades Foundation Phosphorus Grand Challenge

Location: Palmetto Bay, Florida
Services: Environmental, Scientific Support

The Grand Challenge, run by the Everglades Foundation, is a $10 million prize that will be awarded to anyone who can successfully develop and execute a process to remove excessive phosphorus from our waterways, and develop a method to recycle that phosphorus into much needed phosphate for use in growing the world’s food supply. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calls nutrient pollution, “one of America’s most widespread, costly and challenging environmental problems . . . resulting in serious environmental and human health issues, and impacting the economy.’’ Covington Civil & Environmental Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Robbie Kroger serves as the senior environmental engineering consultant to the Everglades Foundation.