At a recent Collaboratory Advisory Board meeting several faculty members outlined their research projects as part of the Collaboratory’s Emerging Contaminants Initiative.
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At a recent legislative oversight committee meeting, leadership of the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory provided an update on the organization’s work and briefed the committee on the ongoing research underway across the state.
The North Carolina Policy Collaboratory has awarded $430,000 in grants for three research projects to address emerging contaminants in North Carolina, including GenX, a potentially toxic industrial compound that has been detected in the Cape Fear River.
In 2017 the Collaboratory funded faculty, staff, and students at Carolina and NC State to work with six communities in eastern North Carolina to assist with Hurricane Matthew Recovery efforts. That work continues in 2018 with the research team identifying needs and providing solutions to these towns.
The Collaboratory is playing an important role in leading research projects that address the most critical environmental and natural resource issues in the state.
The UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees was briefed in a September 28 presentation on the Collaboratory’s role in connecting environmental research at the state’s universities to policy-makers at the state and local levels.
In the 2016 State Budget, the North Carolina General Assembly established the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory (the “Collaboratory”) to utilize and disseminate the environmental research expertise of the University of North Carolina for practical use by state and local government.
Consistent with its mission to utilize and disseminate the environmental research expertise of the University of North Carolina for practical use by state and local government the NC Policy Collaboratory has announced a set of funded projects for the 2017-18 academic year.
The North Carolina Policy Collaboratory is funding several research projects in response to Hurricane Matthew. UNC faculty and staff are working with communities on the ground to meet current response needs and better prepare for future disasters.
The North Carolina Policy Collaboratory is overseeing a three-year study on Jordan Lake to evaluate nutrient concerns and identify solutions to protect the water quality in the lake.