Environmental Monitoring Research Group and Laboratory G-LIMA
Academic Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Colombian Ministry of Science
Engineering and technology
The significant impacts of the ongoing environmental problems at the local and national level—evidenced by the deterioration of air quality, the low availability and quality of water, and the lack of sustainable solid waste management systems—have made it necessary to recognize, diagnose, monitor, predict, and manage the variables associated to the water, air, and waste resources. The eagerness of a group of professors affiliated with the Engineering Faculty to create the Environmental Monitoring and Research Group (G-LIMA) arises from the impacts mentioned above. Through the group, we seek to propose solutions to engineering issues in environmental management, based on the formulation, planning, and execution of projects that involve the three institutional foci of the University of Antioquia: Teaching, Research, and Outreach.
The group's primary goals include contributing to the development of research and training students and researchers in the environmental and sanitary domains. Thus, by coordinating university outreach and teaching, we seek scientific solutions to environmental issues related to our research areas in the local, national, and international environments.
We are a research group with broad capabilities to disseminate knowledge to the communities and transfer solutions to decision-makers such as governmental entities and environmental authorities. We put a lot of effort into improving the abilities of our members to lead projects and leverage their training level and role in the group toward proposing various activities, strategies, and actions that guarantee and maintain the relationship between academia and society and the real-world issues therein.
Research Areas and Topics
- Water quality.
- Air quality.
- Waste management.
- Noise pollution management.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)