Bill Hunt

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished University Professor & Extension Specialist

  • 919-515-6751
  • Weaver Administration Bldg 210A
  • Visit My Website

Dr. William F. Hunt III is a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished University Professor and Extension Specialist in North Carolina State University’s Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. Hunt holds degrees in Civil Engineering (NCSU, B.S., 1994), Economics (NCSU, B.S., 1995), Biological & Agricultural Engineering (NCSU, M.S., 1997) and Agricultural & Biological Engineering, (Penn State, Ph.D., 2003).

Since 2000, Hunt has assisted with the design, installation, and/or monitoring of over 150 stormwater control measures (SCMs), including bioretention, stormwater wetlands, innovative wet ponds, green roofs, permeable pavement, water harvesting/cistern systems and level spreaders. He teaches 20-25 short courses and workshops each year on stormwater design, function, and maintenance throughout North Carolina and the United States.

Hunt is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), where he serves on the Urban Water Resources Research Council, the LID committee, and is co-chair of the Bioretention Task Committee. He was chair of the 2nd National LID Conference held in Wilmington, NC, in March 2007 and co-chaired the same conference in Philadelphia in September 2011.

Education

Ph.D. 2003

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Pennsylvania State University

M.S. 1997

Biological and Agricultural Engineering

North Carolina State University

B.S. 1995

Economics

North Carolina State University

B.S. 1994

Civil Engineering

North Carolina State University

Research Description

Stormwater management, and low impact development and green infrastructure

Honors and Awards

  • William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, 2015
  • Blue-Green Innovator of the Year in NC, 2014
  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Young Extension Award, 2008
  • Inducted into the Academy of Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension (AOFEE), 2007
  • Governor's Award for Water Conservationist of the Year, NC Wildlife Foundation, 2007
  • NC State Alumni Outstanding Extension and Outreach Award, 2007
  • Outstanding Extension Specialist for NCSU and NCA&T for support of county programs from the NCSU Association of Extension Specialists, 2007

Publications

Vermuyden, Arkwright, and Slater the Traitor: Derwent Valley Mills-Birthplace of the water powered cotton spinning industry and skyscraper construction techniques
Newman, A. P., Rodriguez, A. M., & Hunt, W. F. (2018), (World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2018: International Perspectives, History and Heritage, Emerging Technologies, and Student Papers, ) (pp. 87-100).
Water quality and hydrologic performance of a regenerative stormwater conveyance in the piedmont of North Carolina
Cizek, A. R., Hunt, W. F., Winston, R. J., Waickowski, S. E., Narayanaswamy, K., & Lauffer, M. S. (2018), Journal of Environmental Engineering (New York, N.Y.), 144(8).
The interrelationship of green infrastructure and natural capital
Chenoweth, J., Anderson, A. R., Kumar, P., Hunt, W. F., Chimbwandira, S. J., & Moore, T. L. C. (2018), Land Use Policy, 75, 137-144.
Performance of regenerative stormwater conveyance on the removal of dissolved pollutants: Field scale simulation study
Koryto, K. M., Hunt, W. F., Arellano, C., & Page, J. L. (2018), Journal of Environmental Engineering (New York, N.Y.), 144(6).
Hydrologic and water quality evaluation of a permeable pavement and biofiltration device in series
Braswell, A. S., Anderson, A. R., & Hunt, W. F. (2018), Water, 10(1).
Evaluating the water quality benefits of a bioswale in Brunswick County, North Carolina (NC), USA
Purvis, R. A., Winston, R. J., Hunt, W. F., Lipscomb, B., Narayanaswamy, K., McDaniel, A., Lauffer, M. S., & Libes, S. (2018), Water, 10(2).
Hydrologic performance of four permeable pavement systems constructed over low-permeability soils in Northeast Ohio
Winston, R. J., Dorsey, J. D., Smolek, A. P., & Hunt, W. F. (2018), Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 23(4).
Hydrologic performance of four permeable pavement systems constructed over low-permeability soils in Northeast Ohio
Winston, R. J., Dorsey, J. D., Smolek, A. P., & Hunt, W. F. (2018), Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 23(4).
Hydrologic and water quality performance of regenerative stormwater conveyance installed to stabilize an eroded outfall
Koryto, K. M., Hunt, W. F., & Page, J. L. (2017), Ecological Engineering, 108, 263-276.
Hydrologic performance of regenerative stormwater conveyance in the North Carolina coastal plain
Cizek, A. R., Hunt, W. F., Winston, R. J., & Lauffer, M. S. (2017), Journal of Environmental Engineering (New York, N.Y.), 143(9).

View all publications via NC State Libraries

View publications on Google Scholar

Grants

Protocol for Outlet Analysis at Highway Sites
NC Department of Transportation(8/16/18 - 8/15/21)
Stormwater Runoff Monitoring and Analysis for Aviation Mode Facilities
NC Department of Transportation(8/01/18 - 7/31/20)
Assessment of Park Shopping Center in Siler City
NC Clean Water Management Trust Fund(3/01/18 - 12/31/18)
Evaluating the nutrient removal capabilities of the Suntree Technologies Nutrient Separating Baffle Box
Suntree Technologies, Inc(6/01/18 - 12/31/19)
Jaycee Park Forested Stormwater Wetland Retrofit
NC Clean Water Management Trust Fund(1/17/18 - 9/30/19)
Assistance with Selection and Monitoring of Stormwater Control Measures in the City of Asheville
Asheville, NC(8/15/17 - 12/31/19)
Modeling low impact commercial hotel development in Black Creek Watershed
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)(8/17/18 - 4/15/21)
Maintenance Costs of Stormwater Control Measures (SCMs) in North Carolina
NCSU WRRI Storm Water Management Group(8/01/17 - 10/31/18)
Optimized Design of Dry Detention Basin For Nutrient Load Removal
NC Department of Transportation(8/16/17 - 8/15/20)
Brynn Marr Watershed Water Quality Improvement
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)(5/01/17 - 9/30/19)