UNC scientists, students map clean water across NC

July 9, 2014

Dr. MacDonald Gibson

Dr. MacDonald Gibson

In a July 7 article in The Daily Tar Heel, reporter Carolyn Ebeling wrote an article about the work of Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson, PhD, associate professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the Gillings School.

Five years after the United Nations declared access to safe drinking water and sanitation a basic human right, a team of UNC environmental scientists and graduate students began mapping access to clean water in North Carolina.

Jackie MacDonald Gibson, associate professor of environmental sciences and engineering, started the project in 2013 and is leader of the team. “To my knowledge, no one has looked at each county in a state before to map water access and disparity,” Gibson said.

Read more on The DTH website. 


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