By Dee Shore
This article originally appeared in CALS news.
Concerns about water – too much, too little or too polluted – are rising. At NC State University, researchers, teachers and extension professionals are exploring ways to pool their collective water expertise. Their goal: to better understand and protect human, environmental and agricultural health from threats posed by flooding, drought and contamination.
Michael Burchell, a professor in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, launched the effort, and over the past 18 to 20 months, he and a committee of other College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members have hosted a series of meetings to help create what they call the Water Collaborative.