The Everglades Foundation Phosphorus Grand Challenge
The Grand Challenge, run by the Everglades Foundation, included a $10 million prize awarded to anyone who successfully developed and executed a process to remove excessive phosphorus from our waterways, and developed 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 served as the senior environmental engineering consultant to the Everglades Foundation.