On April 9, a team of researchers from the Collaboratory’s PFAS Network project provided a briefing to the North Carolina General Assembly’s House Environment Committee.
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The NC Policy Collaboratory’s PFAST Network water testing has recently begun in the Piedmont and will spread statewide later this year.
The North Carolina Coastal Federation is hosting its 2019 North Carolina Oyster Summit on Tuesday, March 12. The summit will include panel presentations about the recommendations to promote North Carolina’s shellfish industry from the North Carolina Strategic Plan for Shellfish Mariculture.
The NC Policy Collaboratory will begin offering support to the NC Department of Environmental Quality through the testing of water samples.
On January 10, 2019, the NC Policy Collaboratory presented at the General Assembly’s Joint Legislative Committee on Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources.
The North Carolina Policy Collaboratory funded researchers at North Carolina State University to conduct a year-long study on the future of energy storage in North Carolina.
In the wake of the devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Florence in eastern North Carolina in September, the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory has provided $125,000 in funding for a multi-faceted project focused on water sampling but also including utilization of a drone for three-dimensional mapping of flooded areas.
Following Hurricane Matthew the NC Policy Collaboratory funded researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill to examine floodplain buyout programs and identify ways to improve the process for local governments and residents.
The Collaboratory is in the early stages of a project to conduct water and air sampling for chemical compounds throughout North Carolina.
The North Carolina Policy Collaboratory received a new $5,013,000 million appropriation from the N.C. General Assembly as part of the State budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year to conduct baseline water quality testing for a set of chemicals classified as Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) that include GenX.