Oct 20 2014

Data sharing made easy

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Funded by the National Science Foundation and produced by RENCI (Renaissance Computing Institute), HydroShare is a web-based collaborative environment that allows hydrologists and other scientists studying water-related issues to easily upload data from their research projects, add metadata about the data files, and contribute related links, papers and source data. For more information: http://renci.org/news/data-sharing-made-easy/.

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Oct 20 2014

Scientist: Careful management of stormwater runoff needed

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In a recent speech at the Duke Marine Lab, Dr. Michael Piehler, an Associate Professor of Marine Sciences and Environmental Scienes & Engineering at UNC’s Institute for Marine Sciences in Morehead City, commented that scientists, regulators, developers and environmentalists need to be careful not to over-manage and create new problems as solutions to stormwater runoff are pursued. For more information: http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/carolina_coast_online/news/coastal_issues/article_29423540-5476-11e4-aa78-b37e9a970273.html?TNNoMobile.

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Oct 20 2014

The Tropical Reefs of North Carolina?

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A North Carolina Coastal Federation feature story on Avery Paxton, a graduate student at UNC’s Institute for Marine Sciences in Morehead City, North Carolina, and her research related to identifying the most important fish habitats within one of the three areas off the N.C. coast that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has designated for possible wind turbines. For more information: http://www.nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=972987f4-0e90-4002-86a2-0e022c330c8e.

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Oct 20 2014

New Video Series Highlights Critical Financial Practices for Water Utilities

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Produced by the Environmental Finance Center at UNC with support from the Water Research Foundation, The Water₡lips Video Series is an engaging, accessible, and easily shareable resource on financial management topics designed specifically for water utility governing boards. For more information: http://www.efc.sog.unc.edu/newsitem/new-video-series-highlights-critical-financial-practices-water-utilities.

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Oct 20 2014

2014 Water and Health Conference Final Products

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From October 13-17, 2014, 530 participants from 31 countries gathered in Chapel Hill to consider drinking water supply, sanitation, and hygiene, and water resources in both the developing and developed worlds. Final products of the conference, including video recordings of all plenary sessions, a full participant list, and the announcement of the Future Technologies for Water Competition winners are included at the following address: http://whconference.unc.edu/.

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Oct 10 2014

Meet a (water) researcher

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An interview with Edema Ojomo, a doctoral student in Environmental Sciences and Engineering at UNC, who will be among the many others presenting research at the 2014 Water and Health Conference beginning on October 13: http://bit.ly/1ECTcN9.

For more information on the conference: http://whconference.unc.edu/.

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Oct 08 2014

FoodCon 2014 Conference on November 21

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UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Net Impact Chapter and Duke University’s Fuqua Food Forum proudly present FoodCon 2014, a day-long conference centered on the food industry and sustainability. Expect to explore relevant and thought-provoking topics such as:

Creative Food Advertising/Branding

Perfecting your Pitch

Omni-Channel Marketing for Food Retailers

The State of Aquaculture

Food Systems and Technology

Food and Agriculture Entrepreneurship

Land and Resource Management & Financing

Food Policy & Health

Incorporating Sustainability into Your Strategy

Agribusiness in Africa

The conference will be held in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on Friday November 21. More details and tickets are available at http://mbafoodcon.com/.

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Oct 07 2014

NC Water Resources Congress Annual Meeting on October 30

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The annual meeting of the North Carolina Water Resources Congress will be held on October 30 at the Jane S. McKimmon Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. This year’s event will feature a discussion of threats to water resources by environmental advocates, a luncheon address on the Dan River Ash Pond episode by Duke Energy, and afternoon presentations on topics ranging from water and sewer infrastructure and planning, coastal storm protection projects and partnerships, low impact development, integrated water management, efforts to protect streams from agricultural runoff and development of agricultural water supplies. Water agency leaders are also invited to review major accomplishments in FY 2013-2014 and outline key issues they will face in FY 2014-2015. For more information: http://ncwrcongress.org/2014-annual-raleigh-meeting/.

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Oct 07 2014

Save the Date/Call for Abstracts – Water Resources Research Institute Annual Conference

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Abstracts are now being accepted through January 8, 2015, for the North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) Annual Conference scheduled for March 18-19, 2015 at the Jane S. McKimmon Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. This year’s event marks the 50th anniversary for WRRI.

This conference also coincides with the North Carolina Water Resources Association’s Annual Symposium whose theme for this year is “Resiliency in Water Resources: What Does it Mean to You?“.

For more information: http://www.ncsu.edu/wrri/code/events/abstractguidelines.htm.

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Oct 06 2014

Reducing Coastal Risks on the East and Gulf Coasts: A National Research Council Report

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Rick Luettich, director of the Institute of Marine Sciences at UNC, is featured in the following video clip produced by the National Academy of Sciences regarding a new report from the National Research Council calling for a strategic national vision for reducing risk from coastal storms and flooding. For more information: http://bit.ly/1vIrqbN.

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