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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WRRI-Funded Researcher Hunts Contamination Through Seeps

August 19, 2019 | Lee Cannon

As North Carolina’s population grows and communities expand, questions of how to provide clean water and to carry off wastewater continuously challenge town and city planners. Septic systems are a common solution for builders constructing...

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New WRRI and NC Sea Grant Graduate Fellows Focus on Diversity

April 30, 2019 | Lee Cannon

By Katelyn Vause Six graduate students across North Carolina will soon begin new coastal and water resource research projects. Four of those projects will be funded jointly through fellowships with the Water Resources Research Institute...

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From Floyd to Matthew: Vulnerable Populations Respond to Flooding in Eastern N.C.

January 22, 2019 | Lee Cannon

Guest post by Jasmine Hayes I am a recent Master of Public Health graduate from East Carolina University. I was born and raised in the small rural town of Elizabeth City, North Carolina. My career...

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NC WRRI and Sea Grant Open Graduate Research Applications

September 11, 2018 | Lee Cannon

North Carolina’s Water Resources Research Institute and Sea Grant programs are seeking applications for graduate student research projects in the areas of contaminants, aquaculture and watershed management. Up to five $10,000 fellowships are available. The...

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WRRI Partners with NC Sea Grant to Expand Community Funding Statewide

September 5, 2018 | Lee Cannon

WRRI is teaming up with North Carolina Sea Grant this year for the fourth annual Community Collaborative Research Grant program (CCRG). The program is accepting proposals now through Nov. 20, 2018 and brings together university...

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Why and How to Better Understand Nonresidential Water Customers

October 21, 2016 | Melanie Beckman

This is a summary of the WRRI Report #454 by Jeff Hughes, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (full report here). The research was jointly funded by the Environmental Finance Center at...

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