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Aug 10, 2022

Mussel Mania

What has no eyes, fits in the palm of your hand, and has a foot that looks like a tongue? Visit the Greensboro Science Center to learn about mussels. 

Aug 1, 2022

NC WRRI Accepting Pre-Proposals for 2022 USGS 104(b) Research Funding

Contact: John Fear, 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 2022-2023 water resources research and information-transfer projects. Faculty pre-proposals are due Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, at 5 p.m. Full student proposals are due Monday, Oct. 3,… 

Above, left to right: Lauren Grimley installs a sensor to measure water in the storm drain and capture images of roadway flooding in real-time in New Bern, North Carolina, as part of the North Carolina Sea Grant-funded Sunny Day Flooding Project; Emine Fidan collects flood water samples from Hurricane Florence for her research project; and Holly Haflich puts together the electrochemical cell she will use for selective PFAS removal from natural waters.

May 26, 2022

New Joint Fellows Tackle Statewide Water Challenges

Five graduate students across North Carolina recently began new coastal and water-resource fellowship projects. 

May 20, 2022

Meet the 2022 Annual Conference Poster Competition Winners

The Annual Conference gave students the chance to present their research in WRRI’s presentation competition and win prizes. 

Ellerbe Creek, a creek that runs through Durham, North Carolina, not far from Duke University, where Gray conducted his lab work

Apr 20, 2022

Effects of Antibiotics Vary on Urban Stream Ecology

Read about new research from Austin Gray, a biologist at Virginia Tech and a former joint fellow with NC WRRI and North Carolina Sea Grant. The study focused on the potential impacts of three common antibiotics on urban streams in the North Carolina Piedmont. 

Mar 18, 2022

USGS Funding Opportunities Available Through NC WRRI

NC WRRI is accepting proposals for three separate 2022 USGS104(g) opportunities. Submit to WRR by 5 PM on April 26. 

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. 

Jan 21, 2022

Registration Open for WRRI Hybrid 2022 Annual Conference

Registration for the 2022 Annual Conference is now open. Attendees can join this hybrid event in person at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh or virtually on Zoom.