Bill Hunt

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished University Professor & Extension Specialist

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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

Designing Dry Swales for Stormwater Quality Improvement Using the Aberdeen Equation
Hunt, W. F., Fassman-Beck, E. A., Ekka, S. A., Shaneyfelt, K. C., & Deletic, A. (2020), JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABLE WATER IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.1061/JSWBAY.0000886
Hydrologic and water quality performance of two aging and unmaintained dry detention basins receiving highway stormwater runoff
Wissler, A. D., Hunt, W. F., & McLaughlin, R. A. (2020), JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, 255. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.109853
Using Irrigation to Increase Stormwater Mitigation Potential of Rainwater Harvesting Systems
Gee, K. D., Hunt, W. F., Peacock, C. H., Woodward, M. D., & Arellano, C. (2020), JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABLE WATER IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.1061/JSWBAY.0000913
Water Quality and Hydrologic Performance of Two Dry Detention Basins Receiving Highway Stormwater Runoff in the Piedmont Region of North Carolina
Wissler, A. D., Hunt, W. F., & McLaughlin, R. A. (2020), JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABLE WATER IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.1061/JSWBAY.0000915
Evaluating the Hydrologic 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., … Libes, S. (2019), WATER, 11(6). https://doi.org/10.3390/w11061291
Field Monitoring of Downspout Disconnections to Reduce Runoff Volume and Improve Water Quality along the North Carolina Coast
Taguchi, V. J., Carey, E. S., & Hunt, W. F. (2019), JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABLE WATER IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.1061/JSWBAY.0000872
Retrofitting a grass swale with rock check dams: hydrologic impacts
Winston, R. J., Powell, J. T., & Hunt, W. F. (2019), URBAN WATER JOURNAL, 16(6), 404–411. https://doi.org/10.1080/1573062X.2018.1455881
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., … Libes, S. (2018), Water, 10(2).
History and Heritage
Newman, A. P., Rodríguez, Á. M., & Hunt, W. F. (2018), World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2018. Presented at the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2018. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784481394.010
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), 04018007. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001627

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Grants

Installation of a Stormwater Monitoring Station for the Duffyfield Subwatershed
City of New Bern(6/01/20 - 6/30/20)
Designing Stormwater Control Measures for Hominy Creek in the City of Wilson
City of Wilson (5/01/20 - 11/30/21)
Greenfield Lake 319 Wet Pond Retrofit
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)(6/01/20 - 12/31/21)
Swale Research in Continued Support of NCDOT’s Stormwater Program
NC Department of Transportation(1/01/20 - 5/31/20)
Piggly Wiggly Subwatershed SCMs
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)(1/01/20 - 12/31/22)
Town of Cary SCM Maintenance Training
Southeast Sustainability Directors Network (SSDN)(1/01/20 - 12/31/20)
Pervious Gutter and Silva Cell Project-DeepRoot
DeepRoot(1/06/20 - 7/31/20)
Pervious Gutter and Silva Cell Treatment Train- Burlington
Burlington, NC(1/06/20 - 7/31/20)
Monitoring Ailey Young Park Restoration
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)(10/01/19 - 6/30/21)
Clean Little Alamance from the Y Up (formerly CLAM Project) (DEQ Task Order #7932)
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)(7/18/19 - 8/31/20)