Emerging Contaminants in the Cape Fear Region: University Collaborations on Environmental, Drinking Water Supply and Human Health Effects
The North Carolina Coastal Federation, PFAST Network and UNC–Wilmington hosted Emerging Contaminants in the Cape Fear Region: University Collaborations on Environmental, Drinking Water Supply and Human Health Effects on Friday, May 31 in Wilmington.
Composed of research presentations and a live Q&A, the forum served to provide a public conversation about the North Carolina PFAS Testing (PFAST) Network, define PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) and why they matter to North Carolina residents and visitors. The forum also demonstrated the collaborative research expertise and broad support for this initiative among seven universities across the state.The afternoon kicked off with an introduction and overview of the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory and PFAST Network Research Initiative, followed by presentations from each of five research teams. Following each presentation, forum participants were encouraged to submit questions.
This forum was organized by the North Carolina Coastal Federation and the PFAST Network with generous support from the Orton Foundation.
- Introduction to the PFAST Network Research Initiative – Dr. Detlef Knappe, N.C. State University
- Introduction to the PFAST Network Research Initiative – Dr. Jason Surratt, UNC Chapel Hill
- PFAS Sampling and Analysis – Dr. Detlef Knappe, N.C. State University
- Well Water Risk Modeling – Dr. Jackie MacDonald-Gibson, UNC Chapel Hill
- PFAS Removal Performance Testing – Dr. Heather Stapleton, Duke University
- Air Emissions & Atmospheric Deposition – Dr. Ralph Mead, UNC Wilmington
- Applied Research Opportunities – Dr. Jamie DeWitt, East Carolina University