UA 105.040 Guide to the Water Resources Research Institute of the University of North Carolina Records, 1959-1995

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[Box 4]


Water Resources Research Institute of the University of North Carolina.


3.0 Linear feet 6 archival boxes


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Acquisitions Information

Transferred from the Department of Civil Engineering


Processed by: Special Collections Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by: Steven Mandeville-Gamble


2012, 2013, Updated by Beverly King, 2012 May; Finding aid updated to include addition to the collection by Cathy Dorin-Black, 2013 September

Scope and Content Note

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).

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.

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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

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