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Digging into Nutrient Cycling in Carolina’s Streams

June 17, 2022
After 75 years underground, Carolina’s stormwater experts brought Battle Branch Creek back to life through stream daylighting. The process slows down water and removes sediments and nutrients from the water. Since 2016 the project has thrived, but one important measurement of success has yet to be evaluated: nutrient cycling. This summer,…

Categories: Campus Sustainability News, Nitrogen, Research, Water News

Reducing our Water Footprint

April 22, 2022
Earth Day 2022 marks the release of our Water Plan, which explains how we’re reducing our water footprint. More specifically, it details the University’s accomplishments, current goals, and visions for a future of water sustainability. Because water is a finite resource and we face challenges to water quality and availability, it’s…

Categories: Campus Sustainability News, Research, Water News

World Water Day | A Look into UNC-Chapel Hill’s Water Management Past

March 22, 2022
  Now in its 30th year, the United Nation’s World Water Day raises awareness for those without access to safe water. Sustainable Development Goal 6: “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all” is woven into this holiday, held every year on March 22. This year’s theme…

Categories: Campus Sustainability News, Uncategorized, Water News

Celebrating our Creeks Year Round

March 17, 2022
In 2022, we participated in Orange County’s first-ever Creek Week. Celebrating our creeks with Orange County, Town of Chapel Hill, Town of Carrboro, Town of Hillsborough, and OWASA has been a highlight of our spring semester. As a University, there’s a constant flow of exciting research coming from scientists, courses,…

Categories: Campus Sustainability News, Nitrogen, UNC Three Zeros News, Uncategorized, Water News

Olivia Wilhelmina measures the water level of the creek at Battle Park during the CURE course "Restoration Ecology" on September 18, 2019. The students were collecting data on the impact of urban development within an ecosystem, including increased erosion due to intense runoff after rainfall. A Confluence of Uses: How Water Makes its Journey Through UNC’s Campus

November 22, 2021
Whether you’re washing your hands in a campus bathroom or filling up your water bottle in your dorm, the water that you’re using at UNC makes a lot of stops before it reaches you. 

Categories: Campus Sustainability News, Water News