NC WRRI 2021 Annual Conference Student Lightning Talk Winners

July 21, 2021 | Lee Cannon

By Justin Lindemann This year’s virtual NC WRRI Annual Conference gave undergraduate and graduate students the chance to submit abstracts for the Student Lightning Talk Competition. Students spoke for seven minutes about their research, with...

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water flows over rocks at Lanier Falls in Raven Rock, North Carolina

NC WRRI Accepting Research Proposals for Targeted Topics

May 19, 2021 | Lee Cannon

WRRI is accepting proposals for 104(g) USGS funding. Projects addressing three key research areas are eligible, collaboration is encouraged....

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NC WRRI Fellow Finds Promise in Sunlight

April 22, 2021 | Lee Cannon

Graduate student researcher, Arpit Sardana, tested whether sunlight alone can break down contaminants in wastewater....

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WRRI Requests Proposals for Community Collaborations

February 18, 2021 | Lee Cannon

The North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute’s Community Collaborative Research Grant program is now open and accepting proposals through March 5, 2021 (new extended deadline). The program brings communities and university researchers together to study...

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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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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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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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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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