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Water Resources Research Institute

Water Resources Research Institute
of the University of North Carolina System

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Research Projects

Here you will find a list of research projects funded through WRRI in the last five years, along with project abstracts and final reports (for completed projects, where available). To access research reports for projects older than five years, please visit our publications page for a complete historical archive. A comprehensive list of projects will soon be available for download on this page.

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WRRI Research Projects 2011
2011
Project Title PI & Affiliation Funding Source Project Number
Quantification of nutritent and organic matter fluxes in a restored tidal marsh

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Francois Birgand, NCSU NC Sea Grant/WRRI 11-10-WS
Shifting Baselines in Water Utility Management: New Tools for Addressing Financial Impacts of System Transitions

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Jeffrey Hughes, UNC-CH UWC 11-09-UE
The impact of Coal Combustion Products on the quality of water resources in North Carolina

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Avner Vengosh, Duke University State/USGS 11-08-W
The production and characterization of inexpensive renewable hydrogel based material from natural North Carolina Resources for water desalination and heavy metal removal applications

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Richard Venditti, NCSU State 11-07-W
Factors Controlling Microbial Nitrogen Removal Efficacy in Constructed Stormwater Wetlands

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Bongkeun Song, UNCW State 11-06-W
Space/time geostatistical estimation of nitrate and radon groundwater contaminants

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Marc Serre, UNC-CH State 11-05-W
Microbial Risk Assessment of Graywater Reuse using Quantitative Molecular Approaches

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Francis de los Reyes, NCSU UWC 11-04-U
Identification of membrane foulants and optimum cleaning strategies for nanofiltration and reverse osmosis membranes treating groundwaters from the Castle Hayne and Peedee aquifers

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Orlando Coronell, UNC-CH State/USGS 11-03-W
Evaluating Restoration Success in the Watershed Context

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Sandra Clinton, UNC-Charlotte SWG 11-02-S
Uncertainty in Surface Water Availability over North Carolina under climate and land use changes

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Sankar Arumugam, NCSU State/USGS 11-01-W

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WRRI Research Projects 2010
2010
Project Title PI & Affiliation Funding Source Project Number
Deriving Sampling Frequency Guidelines For Water Quality Monitoring In North Carolina

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Francois Birgand, NCSU State 70257
Nitrogen Retention in Urban Streams: Implications for Ecologically Based Stream Restoration

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Sara McMillan, UNC-Charlotte State 70256
Long-term Modeling of Bioretention Hydrology with DRAINMOD

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William Hunt, NCSU State/SWG 70255
Legacy Sediments and Stream Water Quality: Estimating Volume, Nutrient Content, and Stream Bank Erosion in 303(d)-Impaired Waterways of the North Carolina Piedmont

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Karl Wegmann, NCSU State 70254
Mineralization, Plant Availability, and Water Quality Consequences of Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Land-Applied Municipal Biosolids

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Jeffrey White, NCSU State/USGS 70253
Microbial Contaminants Associated with Urbanization of a Drinking Water Reservoir

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Jill Stewart, UNC-CH USGS/UWC 70252
Improved Statewide Soil Moisture Estimation for Hydrologic Assessment and Forecasting

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Joshua Heitman, NCSU State/USGS 70251
Ensuring Water Supply Reliability and Financial Stability for NC Water Utilities

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Gregory Characklis, UNC-CH State/UWC 70250
Water Quality and Illicit Discharge Investigations in Wilmington Watersheds Michael Mallin, UNCW City of Wilmington 50396
Improving Grease Disposal in Multi-family Housing and Latino Populations

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Cliff Scott, UNC-Charlotte UWC 50395
Irrigation Pricing, Policies, and Practices: A comparative analysis of 12 utilities in North Carolina

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Jeffrey Hughes UNC-CH UWC 50394

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WRRI Research Projects 2009
2009
Project Title PI & Affiliation Funding Source Project Number
How Explicit Identification and Valuation of Ecosystem Services Can Improve Management of Oyster and Oyster Reef Restoration

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Richard Anderson, Duke University State 70249
Using PCR-based methods to assess microbial contamination from swine CAFOs in surface and groundwaters

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Bongkeun Song, UNCW State/USGS 70248
Seasonal Streamflow Forecasts for the Hydrologica Unit Code (HUC-8) Basins in North Carolina Utilizing Multimodal Climate Forecasts

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Sankar Arumugam, NCSU State/USGS 70247
Protecting Receiving Waters: Removal of Biochemically Active Compounds from Wastewater by Ozonation and Activationed Carbon Adsorption Processes

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Detlef Knappe, NCSU State/USGS 70246
Assessing the impacts of watershed development history and levels of hydrologic alteration on stream ecosystem health in the NC Piedmont

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Dean Urban, Duke University State/SWG 70245
Vulnerability of Coastal Watershed to Climate Change and Variability Sankar Arumugam, NCSU State 50393
Demonstrating Water Conservation in the Community: Fire Station Rainwater Harvesting, WRRI Urban Water Consortium Enhancement Project William Hunt, NCSU UWC 50392
Technical Assistance for Sustainable Urban Water Use Jeffrey Hughes, UNC-CH RBC 50391
Factors Affecting the Formation of Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Deposits in Sewer Systems/Fate of Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Deposit Forming Precursors in Sewer Systems

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Francis de los Reyes, NCSU USGS/UWC 50390
Utility Financial Comparative and Water Service Customer Sales Analysis

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Jeffrey Hughes, UNC-CH UWC 50389
Occurrence and Fate of Biochemically Active Compounds in North Carolina Drinking Waters Howard Weinberg UNC-CH

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Howard Weinberg, UNC-CH UWC 50388
Treatment Options for the Removal of Emerging Pollutants of Concern

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Detlef Knappe, NCSU UWC 50387

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WRRI Research Projects 2008
2008
Project Title PI & Affiliation Funding Source Project Number
Measuring the Benefits of Nutrient Management Strategies at North Carolina Reservoirs using Linked Non-market Valuation and Environmental Assessment Models

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Roger von Haefen, NCSU State 70243
Improving the Effectiveness of Mercury Water Quality Monitoring in North Carolina using the Spatiotemporal Integration of Data from Multiple Sources

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Marc Serre, UNC-CH State 70242
Development of the Semi-Empirical Ammonia Deposition and Emission (SEADE) Model for Application to North Carolina Coastal Watersheds

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Wayne Robarge, NCSU State/USGS 70240
Development of an Analytical Method for Taste and Odor Compounds and Application to NC Drinking Water Sources and Finished Waters

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Detlef Knappe, NCSU State/USGS 70239
Evaluating Pathogen Removal in Stormwater BMPs William Hunt, NCSU SWG 50386
Identification of Potential Reservoir Sites for Public Water Supplies in North Carolina Steve Walsh, UNC-CH DENR 50385/50384
Watershed Retrofit and Management Evaluation for Urban Stormwater Management Systems in North Carolina, Including Projected Costs and Benefits

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William Hunt, NCSU SWG 50383/50382

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WRRI Research Projects 2007
2007
Project Title PI & Affiliation Funding Source Project Number
Exploring Mercury Transport Mechanisms in Aquatic Systems: A Statewide Assessment of Factors Affecting Methylmercury Contamination of Food Webs and Fish

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Derek Aday, NCSU State 70237
Stable Isotope Tracers to Quantify Impervious Area Effects on Baseflow to Coastal Plain Streams

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Michael O'Driscoll, ECU State/USGS 70236
Antibiotic Resistance and Water Quality: Land Application of Swine Lagoon Effluent as a Potential Source of Antiobiotic Resistant Genes in Surface Water

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Alexandria Graves, NCSU State/USGS 70235
Protecting Receiving Waters: Removal of Biochemically Active Compounds from Wastewater by Sequential Photochemical & Biological Oxidation Processes

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Detlef Knappe, NCSU State/USGS 70234
Water Quality Impacts of NC's Largest Wetlands Mitigation Bank

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Emily Bernhardt, Duke University USGS 70233
Reducing Bacterial Loads from Ocean Outfalls Using Dune Infiltration Systems

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Michael Burchell, NCSU State 70232
Impact of UV Location and Sequence on By-Product Formation

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Detlef Knappe, NCSU
Howard Weinberg, UNC-CH
Karl Linden, University of Colorado
Michael Voiland, NCSU/WRRI
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External Review of Activities to Comply with the Lead and Copper Rule for Public Drinking Water Supplies by the City of Durham, NC

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David Moreau, UNC-CH UWC 50377
Analyzing Relationships Among Customer Base Characteristics, Consumption Patterns, Rate Structures and Rate Setting Objectives

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Jeffrey Hughes, UNC-CH UWC/EPA 50376

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