Water Resources Research Act Program

Details for Project ID 2018NC223B

A Watershed Model to Understand Groundwater and Surface Water Interactions to Support Sewer Utility Resilience at the Jacksonville N.C. Forest Water Re-Use Facility

Institute: North Carolina
Year Established: 2018 Start Date: 2018-03-01 End Date: 2018-12-15
Total Federal Funds: $5,000 Total Non-Federal Funds: Not available

Principal Investigators: Elizabeth Nichols, Ge Sun, Nancy Gibson, Katherine Martin

Abstract: Sustainable management of groundwater and municipal wastewater treatment systems are two critical water resource challenges for coastal North Carolina that are complicated by interactions between human population growth and climate change. Excessive groundwater withdrawal, saltwater intrusion, and land subsidence are coastal realities for our region. Some coastal communities are exploring managed aquifer recharge with treated-municipal wastewater to prevent and minimize these threats to freshwater coastal resources.