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...

Continue reading "Catching Up with Daniel Obenour: Advancing the Hybrid Watershed Model"

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...

Continue reading "Resiliency Researcher Exercises Resilience to Overcome Research Obstacle"

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...

Continue reading "Collaborative Research to Consider Youth Training, Coastal Topics"

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...

Continue reading "Walnut Creek Partnership Continues Core Missions While Assisting with Urgent Needs"

WRRI Kicks Off Virtual Conference Series with Coastal Wastewater Treatment Session

May 7, 2020 | Maya Hoon

In April, WRRI hosted its first-ever virtual Annual Conference session, kicking off a series of periodic sessions throughout the spring and summer. These sessions will ensure the great planning work for the conference still serves...

Continue reading "WRRI Kicks Off Virtual Conference Series with Coastal Wastewater Treatment Session"

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...

Continue reading "Promoting Green Infrastructure Through Schools"

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...

Continue reading "Reconstructing the Past to Understand Impacts on Water Quality"

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...

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

Mercury Hotspots in the St. Lawrence River

December 9, 2019 | Maya Hoon

New Water Management Policies Influence Toxic Mercury Production in St. Lawrence River Wetlands  By Maya Hoon Mercury pollution is an emerging threat for St. Lawrence River ecosystems reaching from the Great Lakes region, of the...

Continue reading "Mercury Hotspots in the St. Lawrence River"

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...

Continue reading "Mercury on the Rise"