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The State of Water Debt in North Carolina, Part 1

March 19, 2018

Guest post by Maddie Atkins Water and wastewater infrastructure needs in the US continue to grow. The EPA Drinking Water Needs Survey and Clean Watershed Needs Survey estimate that a combined $655 billion in water and wastewater infrastructure investment is … Continued

Four Federal Water Infrastructure Funding Programs to Watch

February 28, 2018

The White House’s Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America, which was released early this year, outlines the President’s proposed steps to encourage increased state, local, and private investment in infrastructure. And though you’ve probably heard a lot about it, … Continued

A New Employee Benefit: Energy Efficiency Programs

September 30, 2016

Guest post by Amanda Sear, Research Assistant, Duke Carbon Offsets Initiative As the temperature starts rising outside, energy bills can trend skyward as well. In the summer and winter, insufficient insulation and poor weatherization can make houses leak cool and … Continued

The Blue Economy: Linking Water to Economic Revitalization

February 25, 2016

Over the last several decades, the economy of North Carolina has undergone major transitions. Once home to thriving tobacco, furniture, and textile industries, we’re seeing more and more emphasis on high tech solutions to modern problems. We’re now a state … Continued

Managing Water Impacts of NC Food Processing

February 23, 2016

by Harmony Bouley In the wake of the declining textile, tobacco, and furniture industries, North Carolina’s agricultural sector has remained robust. North Carolina’s agricultural sector, which has production levels that have historically ranked among the top ten agricultural states nationally, … Continued

EPA’s Environmental Finance Advisory Board

January 19, 2016

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a survey showing that $271 billion is needed to maintain and improve the nation’s wastewater infrastructure, including the pipes that carry wastewater to treatment plants, the technology that treats the water, and methods … Continued