Protecting Our Most Critical Resource
The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources has established national and international leadership in hydrology and watershed management research, teaching and outreach. From the pioneering work of Dr. James Gregory on the hydrology of wetland soils in eastern North Carolina to ongoing work on forested catchment ecohydrology in the mountains of North Carolina by Dr. Ryan Emanuel, our program encapsulates the diversity of the state and includes the full spectrum from theoretical to applied work.
Water is arguably the most critical natural resource, and research on how we can best manage water resources moving into an uncertain future of global change will continue as a fundamental component of NC State’s land grant mission. Scholarship in this core strength is related to the interdisciplinary nature of our work. Our research contributes to long-lasting sustainable solutions and make us the go-to place for solutions to society’s grand challenges in natural resources.
Hydrology and Watershed Management Research Features
Hurricanes Are Killing Trees. Why That’s A Problem
The damage of hurricanes could accelerate climate change and negatively impact timber sales, according to NC State forestry expert Robert Bardon.
Equitable Resilience: Developing Solutions to Urban Flooding in Raleigh’s Walnut Creek Watershed
Dr. Louis Rivers, an assistant professor of forestry and environmental resources, is teaming up with the Walnut Creek Wetland Community Partnership and Partners for Environmental Justice to help residents identify resourceful solutions flooding.
Meet Our Hydrology and Watershed Faculty
Interested in Hydrology and Watershed research? Contact our faculty to learn more and get involved.