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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Michael O'Driscoll on a pier

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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Researchers’ Predictions of Neuse River Oxygen Levels Prove Correct

January 23, 2019 | Lee Cannon

Last June, a team of researchers used an experimental model to forecast that hypoxia — low levels of dissolved oxygen — would be more severe than average in the Neuse River Estuary during midsummer 2018....

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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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New WRRI Research Reports Published

August 12, 2015 | Christy Perrin

We are happy to announce the release of several new research reports from recently-funded projects supported through WRRI. Publications include… Aligning Revenue Stability and Water Conservation Goals with New Business Models in Four North Carolina...

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