DGS staff members Rachel McQuiggan and Scott Andres are participants in a new National Science Foundation EPSCoR – funded effort, Water in the Changing Coastal Environment of Delaware (Project WiCCED). Project WiCCED is a consortium of scientists and educators from University of Delaware (UD), Delaware State University, Wesley College, and Delaware Technical and Community College. Information about Project WiCCED is located at www.projectwicced.org.
Andres is a project co-leader in two research experiments. One, with Dr. Holly Michael and doctoral student Mary Hingst of the UD Department of Geological Sciences is studying salinization of groundwater through direct monitoring and numerical simulation. The second, with a team led by Dr. Bill Ullman of the UD School of Marine Science and Policy, is studying impacts of plant nutrients on the Murderkill River and estuary. Both of these experiments build upon experiences and successes of previous studies NEWRNet (https://www.dgs.udel.edu/projects/newrnet-north-east-water-resources-ne…) and East Dover Groundwater Flow Modeling (https://www.dgs.udel.edu/projects/east-dover-groundwater-flow-model)
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