ReNeWS

Research Network on Water Solutions (ReNeWS) is a campus-wide community-of-practice that works to create a systems-level understanding of water issues and their innovative solutions.  ReNeWS will blend the current collection of water researchers across NC State into a community of scholars, with the goal of developing solutions that are technically sound, practically implementable, and politically, socially, economically, and aesthetically tenable.

ReNeWS Brown Bag series this semester are held from 12:00 – 1:00pm on Thursdays.

Thursday, March 26

Swimming upstream, flowing downstream: Where does your science fit?
Christy Perrin, Water Resources Research Institute
Organized by: Susan White, Director of Water Resources Research Institute and NC Sea Grant
Williams Hall 1404, 12:00

Thursday, April 9

“Socio-Ecological Land and Water Issues of the NC Coast”
Organized by: Ryan Emanuel, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
Erin Seekamp, Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management
Talley 3285, 12:00

Thursday, April 16

“Nutrient Source Attribution”
Organized by: Walt Robinson, Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Speakers: Karl Wegmann, Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, “Legacy Sediment in the Piedmont: Past valley aggradation, modern stream erosion, and implications for stream water quality
Williams Hall 1404, 12:00

Thursday, April 23

“Modeling and Data Needs for Addressing Basin-Scale Science and Management Questions in Water Resources”
Organized & Presented by: Sankar Arumugam, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, “Hydroclimate and Water Management: Process Scales Data Needs and Modeling Challenges/Opportunities
Detlef Knappe, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, “Research Needs for Emerging Contaminants
Dan Obenour, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, “Identifying Biophysical Controls on Stream Ecosystem Health in Developing Watersheds
Scott Hall 216, 12:00

Thursday, April 30

“Social Science Research on Water Resources”
Organized & Presented By: Andy Binder, Department of Communication, “Communicating About Water Resources: What We Can Learn from Surveys and Experiments
Laura Taylor, Center for Environmental and Resource Economic Policy and Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, “The Economics of Water Resources: Demand Management, Conservation Program Evaluation, and Estimating the Benefits of Water Quality Protection
Matt Booker, Department of History, “History and Ecological Restoration in Urban Estuaries
Talley 3285, 8:00

ReNeWS partners also presented at the 2015 Water Resources Research Institute Conference, March 18th and 19th, McKimmon Center, NC State. A full schedule of WRRI is posted here.