Sharvelle’s research interests include water reuse, both graywater and reclaimed water, integrated urban water management, and waste conversion to energy.
Sharvelle is a member of the One Water Institute, dedicated to urban water management solutions. She also contributes to the CSU Institute for Livestock and Environment with the goal of finding practical, economical solutions to minimize environmental impacts from the livestock industry.
Sharvell shared the 2021 Wesley W. Horner Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Environmental and Water Resources Institute with One Water Director Mazdak Arabi for their work on urban water management systems. Their winning paper outlines an integrated approach to managing resources to maximize efficiency.
Sharvell earned her B.S. and M.S. in civil engineering from the University of Colorado and her Ph.D. from Purdue University.