Assessing the health risks of combined sewer overflow mitigation efforts through combining quantitative microbial risk and life cycle assessment approaches

Xiaobo Xue

State University of New York, Albany

Dr. Xiaobo Xue is an assistant professor at the School of Public Health in State University of New York at Albany, where she is spearheading interdepartmental research efforts on sustainability, environmental engineering and health. Before joining SUNY's faculty, Dr. Xue was an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Research Fellow at the Environmental Protection Agency. Dr. Xue received her PhD in civil engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests include life cycle assessment, resource recovery, water-energy-food nexus, and risk assessment.


Combined sewer overflows (CSOs), exacerbated by climate change and aging infrastructure, have resulted in a variety of detrimental effects on both ecological and human health ranging from water quality degradation, aquatic... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Xiaobo Xue (State University of New York, Albany)
  2. Ursula Lauper (State University of New York, Albany)

Topic Areas

• Life cycle sustainability assessment , • Infrastructure systems, the built environment, and smart and connected infrastructure , • Advances in methods (e.g., life cycle assessment, social impact assessment, resilience a


ThS-16 » Urban environmental challenges (11:30 - Thursday, 29th June, Room G)

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