Water Resources Research Institute of the University of North Carolina Records 1959-1998

Creator
Water Resources Research Institute of the University of North Carolina
Size
3 linear feet (6 archival boxes)
Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.

Call number
UA 105.040

Collection contains correspondence, reports, brochures, promotional literature, and research announcements pertaining to issues concerning ground water, its quality, contamination, and related problems. Records include a proposal to form the Institute (1963).

The Water Resources Research Institute identifies and supports research needed to help solve water quality and water resources problems in North Carolina and the region. It also provides information on water-related issues through its publications, conferences, workshops, seminars and the WRRI-News electronic list. WRRI also partners with the NC Urban Water Consortium and Stormwater Group.

Biographical/historical note

The University of North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) was established in 1964 to meet North Carolina's water research needs. It is one of 54 state water institutes that were authorized by the Water Resources Research Act of 1964 to administer and promote federal/state partnerships in research and information transfer on water-related issues.

A unit of the University system, the Institute is located in Jordan Hall at North Carolina State University. Institute policy is established by the WRRI Board of Directors.

The mission of the Institute is threefold: to identify the state's ever-changing research needs, to motivate and support research by qualified scientists, and to provide for technology transfer.

Findings from research funded by the Institute help local, state, and federal agencies make better decisions in managing water resources.

To formulate a research program responsive to state water resources problems, the Institute works closely with the North Carolina Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources and other agencies. An Advisory Committee provides guidance and review.

A Technical Committee of university faculty representing many disciplines is appointed each year to review research proposals and provide expert advice on the technical merits and usefulness of proposals.

Scope/content

The collection contains correspondence, reports, brochures, promotional literature, and research announcements pertaining to issues concerning ground water, its quality, contamination, and related problems. Records include a proposal to form the Institute (1963).

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by topic and thereunder chronologically.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Water Resources Research Institute of the University of North Carolina Records, UA 105.040, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred from the Department of Civil Engineering

Processing information

Processed by Special Collections Staff; Encoded by Steven Mandeville-Gamble, 2005 December

Activities 1990
Box 1
Annual Allotment Program 1966-1967
Box 1
Annual Allotment Program 1968, 1972
Box 1
Board of Directors 1964-1965
Box 1
Board of Directors 1966-1967
Box 1
Board of Directors 1968-1981
Box 1
Board of Directors 1986-1993
Box 1
Board of Directors Minutes 1968-1977
Box 1
Brochures 1968-1995
Box 2
Budget 1964-1990
Box 2
Committees: Advisory 1964-1966
Box 2
Committees: Advisory 1967-1970
Box 2
Committees: Advisory 1971-1974
Box 2
Committees: Advisory 1975-1978
Box 3
Committees: Advisory 1987-1993
Box 3
Committees: Technical 1964-1966
Box 3
Committees: Technical 1967-1968
Box 3
Committees: Technical 1969-1977
Box 3
Committees: Technical 1989-1992
Box 3
Establishment 1963-1964
Box 3
Establishment of Water Resources Research Institute at NC State University 1965-1993
Box 5
Evaluation Reports 1987-1992
Box 3
Faculty n.d.
Box 4
General Correspondence 1961-1964
Box 4
General Correspondence 1965-1966
Box 4
General Correspondence 1967-1969
Box 4
General Correspondence 1970-1990
Box 4
Graduate Programs in Water Resources 1966-1970
Box 4
News Releases 1965-1971
Box 4
Proceedings of the Annual North Carolina Water Resources Research Conference 1998
Box 6, Folder 5
Publications Lists 1972-1995
Box 4
Request for Operating Funds 1965-1967
Box 4
Request for State Funds in Partial Support of Research on Water Resources Problems of North Carolina Dec. 1967
Box 6, Folder 2
Research Announcements 1966-1991
Box 4
Research Program 1970-1991
Box 5
Seminars, Symposia, and Workshops 1963-1982
Box 5
Universities Council on Water Resources 1966
Box 5
Water Resources Program at NC State 1959-1968
Box 5
Water Resources Research in North Carolina 1966
Box 6, Folder 4
Water Resources Research Institute News 1966-1983
Box 6, Folder 3
Water Resources Research Institute Research Program 1968-1969
Box 6, Folder 1

Access to the collection

This collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.

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Mailing address:
Special Collections Research Center
Box 7111
Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111

Phone: (919) 515-2273

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Water Resources Research Institute of the University of North Carolina Records, UA 105.040, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.