Science of the NC LOW System

Flood Dynamics in the Bertie Water Crescent

 

Small towns in North Carolina’s Land of Water are hard-pressed to create new economic opportunities. Today they face major challenges that include destructive floods, rising sea level, loss of jobs, population declines, high poverty rates, and crumbling infrastructure. In an effort to stimulate new economic opportunities, NC LOW’s strategy is to focus on the natural and cultural, resource-based science, eco-tourism and environmental education as a means of diversifying the rural economy while minimizing the stifling impact of flooding and drought. NC LOW brings this vision to the Bertie County region with the expectation of improving the local quality of life through sustainable economic development that enhances and protects the environment and culture of the region.

 

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Read the abstract here (NC Water Resources Research Institute Conference, March 2020).

THE SCUPPERNONG COASTAL SYSTEM: POCOSINS, CAROLINA BAYS, AND BLACK-WATER STREAMS

AN INTEGRATED, INTERDISCIPLINARY CASE STUDY OF THE NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES FOR DEVELOPMENT OF ECOTOURISM

“The Scuppernong Story” is an environmental history of a small coastal system through approximately 125,000 years of climate change and landscape evolution. The cultural over-print on these landscapes and their ecosystems represent eleven millennia of human occupation. This story is the natural and cultural history of a dynamic geologic landscape, a complex and highly diverse set of ecosystems, and the human groups who inhabited this region characterized by dramatic environmental evolution.

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Economic Mobility in Northeastern NC

 

“This report presents data on economic mobility, poverty, and educational attainment in the 17-county region; explores recent job loss and projected regional industry growth, noting the wages required to meet basic needs in the region; and makes recommendations for how NC Land of Water can work with regional leaders to increase economic opportunity for Northeastern North Carolinians.  MDC approaches this report through the belief that every community wants to be strong and wants to see its people succeed.”

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