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WRRI Requests Proposals for Community Collaborations

December 9, 2020 | Lee Cannon

The North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute’s Community Collaborative Research Grant program is now open and accepting proposals through Feb. 19, 2021. The program brings communities and university researchers together to study high-priority environmental and...

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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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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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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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WRRI, NC Sea Grant Request Proposals for Community Collaborations

November 8, 2019 | Lee Cannon

By Katie Mosher The Water Resources Research Institute is accepting proposals now through Jan. 20, 2020 for the Community Collaborative Research Grant program (CCRG). Funding is open for projects across the state. The program has resulted...

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Austin Gray takes measurements of checmicals in a stream for his Ph.D. research. NC WRRI supported Gray's research through a joint grant with North Carolina Sea Grant.

NC Research Explores Implications of Antibiotic Pollution

September 19, 2019 | Lee Cannon

Austin Gray (above) received a joint North Carolina Sea Grant and Water Resources Research Institute Graduate Student Research Fellowship to study antibiotic pollution, as well as a subsequent North Carolina Sea Grant minigrant for related...

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Dr. Mike Burchell in the field

Wetland Chemical Composition Changes Hourly

September 12, 2019 | Lee Cannon

By Katelyn Vause Nitrate levels in wetlands fluctuate throughout the day, according to a new study from WRRI-supported researchers at NC State University. The findings have implications for how to measure and account for nitrate,...

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