A great visit to our friends in Pender County's Environmental Health office in Burgaw, NC by Jacob Hochard

We have now scanned over 8,000 private groundwater well and contractor drilling log records in 4 successful visits to Pender, Duplin, Sampson and Bladen counties.  We will be returning to Pender once more and finishing our water quality data collection in Cumberland and Harnett counties.  

Our team is working hard to digitize and georeference these data to better understand the landscape of water quality, human health and agricultural runoff in the Lower Cape Fear Basin.  Once our data collection is complete, we will share and maintain our digital databases and maps with the environmental health managers in each of our study area's counties.  

"(Not So) Gently Down the Stream" Accepted at JEEM. by Jacob Hochard

A long-standing collaboration with Teevrat Garg (UCSD) and Evan Kresch (Oberlin College), as well as our remote-sensing colleagues Stu Hamilton (Salisbury University) and John Talbot, to be published soon in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.  

The first draft of this paper is over 5 years old reminding us that integrative work can be slow but rewarding and deliver important policy messages.