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Mar 8, 2022

Annual Conference Coming Soon, Agenda Now Available

The North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute’s 24th WRRI Annual Conference agenda is now available online. We encourage guests to check out all the sessions and be sure to catch some of the WRRI-funded researchers as they make presentations, give lightning talks and participate in the poster presentation competition.  The conference will be held in… 

The Little Tennessee River

Feb 7, 2022

Subwatershed Health in the Upper Little Tennessee River Basin

Western Carolina University’s Keith Gibbs discusses what he and his team are doing to advance subwatershed integrity in the Upper Little Tennessee River Basin. 

Picture of Cape Fear River in the morning in Chatham County

Jan 31, 2022

Developing Optimized PFAS Removal Technology

WRRI researchers Orlando Coronell and Frank Leibfarth aim to assist in efforts to remove PFAS contaminants from water systems. 

A truck lies inundated by flood waters from the Eno River in Durham after Hurricane Hanna.

Dec 15, 2021

Modeling Future Climate Impacts on NC Flooding with Hunter Quintal

As a 2021-22 Graduate Research Fellow, Hunter Quintal is studying how changes in precipitation and land use may affect future flooding. 

Nov 18, 2021

WCWCP Supports Southeast Raleigh Communities

Walnut Creek Wetland Community Partnership strengthens community ties through summer and fall engagement initiatives. 

Oct 29, 2021

Charlotte Neighborhoods Recognize Their Waters and Their Voices

Above: Ryan Bowen, Crystal Alford and Yvonne Adams participate in a stormwater cleanup and storm drain labeling event organized by Our Voice, Our Water in Historic Washington Heights in Charlotte, North Carolina. By Cameron Miller Community groups in several Charlotte neighborhoods have joined Johnson C. Smith University’s Bryan Patterson to tackle long-term stormwater issues. Partners… 

Kaitlin Tucker on a bridge

Sep 13, 2021

Kaitlin Tucker Joins NC WRRI

Kaitlin Tucker has joined North Carolina’s Water Resources Research Institute as coordinator for research and engagement.  

A new project to create an innovative visitor display at the Greensboro Science Center on endangered freshwater mussels is one of six Community Collaborative Research Grant initiatives that launch this year. Carolina heelsplitter, courtesy of USFWS.

Jul 7, 2021

New Collaborative Community Research Looks at Wastewater, Mussels, Youth Training and More

Six new projects in North Carolina are launching this year with support from the Community Collaborative Research Grant program. Projects explore topics including wastewater treatment, mussels, youth training and more. 

Cape Fear River

Jul 1, 2021

WRRI Supporting 10 Graduate Students for 2021-22

By Justin Lindemann “We are pleased to see our funding partners join us again in support of a diverse lineup of important projects from up-and-coming researchers,” notes John Fear, deputy director for the state’s Sea Grant and Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) programs. “With research focusing on chemicals of concern, factors for erosion, a variety… 

Apr 22, 2021

NC WRRI Fellow Finds Promise in Sunlight

Graduate student researcher, Arpit Sardana, tested whether sunlight alone can break down contaminants in wastewater.