Projects focused on PFAS management, river restoration and watershed decision-making funded through Maine WRRI

The following three projects have received funding through the 2021 Maine Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) Competitive Grants program (104b):

Integrated Assessment of Alternative Management Strategies for PFAS-contaminated Wastewater Residuals

An interdisciplinary research team examines the environmental, social and economic aspects of management options for PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals,” in Maine.

Project lead
Dr. Dianne Kopec, Faculty Fellow, Mitchell Center, UMaine

Stakeholders, Earth Scientists, Designers and Planners Can Shape the Dynamics of River Restoration

A research team studies how added river structures made from natural materials can help restore crucial habitat for endangered Atlantic salmon and other aquatic life in the Narraguagus River, Washington County, Maine.

Project Lead
Dr. Peter Koons, Professor, School of Earth and Climate Sciences and Climate Change Institute, UMaine

Tracking the Effects of Forest Disturbances and Climate Change on Headwater Streams in Northern Maine

University of Maine System researchers are partnering with northern Maine woodland stakeholders to assemble headwater stream diagnostic information for use in watershed management decision-making.

Project Lead
Dr. Neil Thompson, Irving Woodlands Forestry Professor, Applied Forest Management program, University of Maine Fort Kent