Category Archive: Water & Sanitation

Improving public health in North Carolina and around the world

Eliminating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) A little more than 100 years ago, North Carolinians were plagued by hookworm, one of a group of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) that affect more than one billion people annually worldwide. In the early 1900s, sanitation was poor, as it is still today for billions… Read More

In the aftermath of destruction

One year after Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico, Florence strikes the Carolinas Comprehending the death toll in Puerto Rico Sept. 20 was the first anniversary of Hurricane Maria, which struck Puerto Rico as a powerful Category 4 storm and has left thousands of people still without power or with only… Read More

Documenting impact

Our Water Institute leader I’ve noticed over the years that those of us who haven’t spent entire careers in academia often are much more aware of the need to demonstrate the value and impact of the work we do. ROI – “return on investment” – is a broad way to… Read More

Fabulous conference on water: hurry!

Share Hurry! Get over to the Friday Center for a fabulous conference on water this week in Chapel Hill, Water and Health: Where Science Meets Policy, led by The Water Institute at UNC and the UNC Institute for the Environment.Access to clean, safe water, managing water scarcity in communities in… Read More