Catching Up with Daniel Obenour: Advancing the Hybrid Watershed Model

November 12, 2020 | Lee Cannon

By Justin Lindemann Daniel Obenour, an environmental engineer and associate professor in North Carolina State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, is interested in very complex water-quality dynamics. He is working to develop...

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Olivia Vilá

Resiliency Researcher Exercises Resilience to Overcome Research Obstacle

August 10, 2020 | Lee Cannon

Guest post by Olivia Vilá Olivia Vilá is a doctoral student at North Carolina State University and a 2019-20 joint NC WRRI – North Carolina Sea Grant graduate research fellow. Before I begin, I would...

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Collaborative Research to Consider Youth Training, Coastal Topics

July 31, 2020 | Lee Cannon

By Katie Mosher Three new projects in North Carolina’s coastal region are moving forward with funding from the Community Collaborative Research Grant Program. Topics include youth leadership training, efficient shoreline restoration and safety of shellfish...

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River Avengers from Watershed Wisdom lesson

Watershed Lesson Plan Provides Activities for Students at Home or in Class

July 17, 2020 | Lee Cannon

A free Watershed Wisdom online lesson plan is available and includes guidance for elementary school teachers and a wide range of activities for North Carolina students. A companion Learning from Home Guide highlights activities in the lesson...

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Louie Rivers participates in a Parks with Purpose meeting with members and the public.

Walnut Creek Partnership Continues Core Missions While Assisting with Urgent Needs

July 8, 2020 | Lee Cannon

Photo above: Louie Rivers (center, in red) participates in a Parks with Purpose meeting with Walnut Creek Wetland Community Partnership members and the public. The Walnut Creek Wetland Community Partnership, of which NC WRRI is...

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WRRI Kicks Off Virtual Conference Series with Coastal Wastewater Treatment Session

May 7, 2020 | Maya Hoon

In April, WRRI hosted its first-ever virtual Annual Conference session, kicking off a series of periodic sessions throughout the spring and summer. These sessions will ensure the great planning work for the conference still serves...

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NC Water Utilities Continue to Provide Safe, Reliable Water

April 28, 2020 | Maya Hoon

With news and information about the novel coronavirus constantly evolving, it is reassuring to know some things remain the same amidst all the changes. One of those things is the availability of safe, clean, reliable...

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NC WRRI Accepting Pre-Proposals for USGS 104(b) Research Funding

April 22, 2020 | Lee Cannon

The North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI), along with the U.S. Geological Survey 104(b) program, is requesting faculty pre-proposals and student full proposals for 2021-2022 water resources research and information-transfer projects. Faculty pre-proposals are...

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Promoting Green Infrastructure Through Schools

April 15, 2020 | Maya Hoon

A WRRI–North Carolina Sea Grant-supported student investigates perceptions of green infrastructure at schools.  By Maya Hoon There is value in establishing a connection between nature and children. As children learn and grow, they will take...

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Reconstructing the Past to Understand Impacts on Water Quality

March 2, 2020 | Maya Hoon

A WRRI–North Carolina Sea Grant-supported researcher studies decades of satellite data to see the where and how CAFOs may be impacting water quality. By Maya Hoon UPDATED: Home to many swine industries, North Carolina has...

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