Posts Tagged ‘water quality’

CALS research sheds light on toxic arsenic problem in Southeast Asian well water

Courtesy Matt Polizzotto

Every day, more than 100 million people throughout South and Southeast Asia drink well water contaminated by toxic levels of arsenic. But two NC State University scientists are conducting fundamental research aimed at changing that.

Functional Aesthetics: CALS students create green roof at retirement community

Shown at the April 14 Undergraduate Research Symposium are BAE students Kyle Halchin (left), Kathleen Bell, Taylor Barto and Tiffany Preddy.

At the 23rd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, a project from four students in the CALS Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering conveyed the symposium’s message of how research at N.C. State contributes to the greater good of North Carolina and areas beyond.

Study: Dan River water safe for irrigation, livestock

Using projections of water-quality trends based on hundreds of water analyses made during a 40-day period following the release of approximately 39,000 tons of coal ash into the Dan River on Feb. 2, 2014, North Carolina State University soil scientists conclude that the river water is suitable for use as irrigation water on crops and as drinking water for livestock.

Research to focus on redhorse, Pee Dee River

Dr. Ryan Heise (right) and wildlife biologist Michael Fisk hold a robust redhorse.

Scientists from N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will lead an effort to better understand the impact that changes in habitat and water quality are having on fish, mussels and crayfish in the Pee Dee River in North and South Carolina. Research will focus on the robust redhorse, a large and rare freshwater […]

Advisory leaders meet and tour sites in Watauga County

people looking at Wendy

Extension’s State Advisory Council toured two sites in Boone, following its fall meeting there in November 2013. SAC members toured a constructed that Extension had been involved in creating. They also toured a choose-and-cut Christmas tree farm in Foscoe, near Boone.

Keeping beaches safe from runoff pollutants

The N.C. State engineers designed and built two hidden dune filtration systems in Kure Beach.

When it rains, untreated stormwater can sweep pollutants into coastal waters, potentially endangering public health. Now researchers and Cooperative Extension engineers from N.C. State University have developed low-cost filtration systems that are concealed beneath sand dunes and filter out most of the bacteria that can lead to beach closures.

BAE-designed stormwater wetland earns national construction award

After completed construction, the W-shaped outlet weir at the Jack Smith Creek project undergoes a leak and flow test.

The Jack Smith Creek Stormwater Project, one of the largest stormwater retrofits in the state, can capture and treat the runoff from more than 1,000 acres of residential and commercial property.

Wayne and Judy Skaggs create endowment for water resources and hydrology research

Dr. R. Wayne Skaggs signs the memorandum of understanding for the new endowment, along with his wife, Judy, and Dr. Robert O. Evans (left), head of the CALS Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department.

The Wayne and Judy Skaggs Endowment for Water Resources and the Hydrology of Poorly Drained Lands was created Nov. 9 as part of festivities in commemoration of Skaggs’ career.

Drop by drop: Soil scientists investigate ways to safely treat wastewater for reuse

Bill Fenner and Dr. Sushama Pradhan

CALS scientists use an innovative the field lab site to demonstrate how new decentralized technologies can be used to produce non-potable waters — those that aren’t used for drinking, cooking, showering or bathing — at the point where the water is initially used, whether it be in an individual home, a small business or small communities.

Land and water

Darcey Martin and R.N. Harris Elementary School students.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Environmental Expertise: Land and Water

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