Sep 15 2014

Former UNC professor John Briscoe awarded for water work

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John Briscoe, a former Environmental Sciences and Engineering professor at UNC from 1981-1985, was recently awarded the Stockholm Water Prize, informally known as the “Nobel Prize of water” for his efforts related to global water policy. For more information: http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/09/former-unc-professor-john-briscoe-awarded-for-water-work.

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Sep 15 2014

Marchetti Lab Research Cruise

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Adrian Marchetti, a faculty member in the UNC Marine Sciences department, recently led a research cruise along the California coast in July 2014 to investigate the ecological importance of iron storage in diatoms. For more information: http://marine.unc.edu/department/mascnews/marchetti-lab-research-cruise/.

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Sep 15 2014

Water Safety Plans Distance Learning Course

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Registration is now open for the next session of The Water Institute at UNC’s Water Safety Plans distance learning course, which will begin on September 29. The 10-week course covers five main content areas: preparation, system assessment, operational monitoring, management and communication, and feedback and improvement. To register, or for more information: http://waterinstitute.unc.edu/learning/water-safety-plans/.

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Sep 15 2014

Water Institute Online Course on Monitoring & Evaluation

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The Water Institute at UNC is offering an online course on monitoring and evaluation for water, sanitation and hygiene programs. Registration is now open for the third module of the course focused on evaluation design. This self-paced online program consists of 10 core modules, including basic design issues, approaches to sampling, conducting surveys and continuous quality improvement. For more information, visit www.washmel.org or contact waterinstituteteaching@unc.edu.

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Sep 08 2014

Abstract submissions for 2015 Nexus Conference

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The Nexus Conference committee is now accepting abstract submissions for verbal and poster presentations, as well as side event proposals, for the Nexus 2015: Water, Food, Climate and Energy Conference.

Submissions should relate to the following themes:

Sustainable and Resilient Development at a Local Level

Trans-boundary, National and Local Nexus Governance

Corporate Stewardship of the Nexus

Financing in a Nexus World

Sustainable Agriculture

Water Stress, Vulnerability, and Health

Managing Resources: Optimizing Co-Demands

The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and collaborators are hosting the Nexus 2015 Conference on March 15-17 in Chapel Hill, NC, USA. The Conference brings together scientists and practitioners working in government, civil society and business, and other stakeholders to focus on how and why the nexus approach can be used on local and international levels.

For more information, please visit the conference website http://nexus.unc.edu/ or on social media @NexusConference.

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Sep 08 2014

2014 Water and Health Conference Presentation Schedules

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The verbal and poster presentation schedules for the 2014 Water and Health Conference are now available. This year’s Conference, which takes place Oct. 13-17 in Chapel Hill, NC, will have a wide range of learning and networking opportunities including side events, verbal and poster presentations, as well as the chance to interact with a diverse group of international leaders in WaSH, health and development.  For more information, or to register:  http://whconference.unc.edu.

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Sep 04 2014

Fall 2014 Southern Cultures magazine focuses on water

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The Fall 2014 issue of Southern Cultures, published by the UNC Center for the Study of the American South, focuses on water and the culture surrounding it throughout the Southern US. For more information: http://southerncultures.org/read/read-by-issue/fall-14/.

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Sep 04 2014

The Key to Drilling Wells with Staying Power in the Developing World

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A recent UNC study found that World Vision’s model of local water committees and usage fees results in nearly 80 percent of wells remaining in use after two decades. For more information: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/02/worldvision-wells-idUSnPn831m42+80+PRN20140902.

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Sep 04 2014

Sea Level Anomalies Cause Extensive Erosion at NC Beaches

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A team of researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute of Marine Sciences recently published results of a multi-year study conducted in Onslow County, NC, that found sea level anomalies, or periods of higher-than-normal water levels, can cause extensive erosion. For more information: http://publicradioeast.org/post/sea-level-anomolies-cause-extensive-erosion-nc-beaches.

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Aug 28 2014

Life along the river

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UNC Research feature on undergraduate student Jack Largess and his summer spent documenting life along the Catawba River: http://vimeo.com/104545284

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