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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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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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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NC Sea Grant – WRRI Fellow Studies Lead Contamination In Vulnerable NC Communities

February 10, 2020 | Maya Hoon

Lead threatens water security in low-income and African American communities By Maya Hoon As household plumbing and water pipes age, lead, a potent neurotoxin, may contaminate drinking water from corrosion. With this issue raising concern...

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Mercury on the Rise

November 12, 2019 | Maya Hoon

Sea Level Rise May Lead to Toxic Mercury in Coastal Freshwater Wetlands By Maya Hoon As sea levels continue to rise with each passing year, researchers focus their attention on how coastal wetlands may be...

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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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