Welcome to the East Carolina University Water Resources Center


Create support structures, facilities, and resources to enable ECU faculty and students to perform world-class water research and education.

Center affiliates are finding ways to improve our understanding of the interface of human, natural, and engineered systems to ensure a resilient and sustainable future for communities at home and around the world.

At the Water Resources Center, we aim to:

  • Enhance understanding of water issues through research and education.
  • Develop and apply new ideas that will lead to sustainable water management in eastern North Carolina and around the world.
  • Train the next generation of water scientists.
  • Engage the general public on regional water quality and quantity issues.
  • Serve as a link between water researchers, water professionals, and the general public.

Check out the broad range of water-related researchers at ECU on our People page. If you are interested in learning more about the Center or participating in water-related research at ECU, please Connect with us through a brief survey to tell us about your research and outreach interests. Students welcome!

Current Job Openings:


Want to make a difference? Interested in geoscience research? Not sure if grad school is the right path for you? We have two opportunities for you to check out and apply for! Our new program called Leading Inclusive Transformation in Geoscience, or LIT GEO in short, can give you meaningful geoscience research impacting communities in eastern North Carolina and Puerto Rico. Click on the links below to learn more!

Fully funded M.S. Program

Post-Baccalaureate Research Position

Want to contribute to the WRC web page?

We have now created a “blog” page where we welcome the WRC community to contribute content and resources.  Check it out for stories about our affiliates, the Wat’er You Talking About? podcast, a growing list of tutorials contributed by students and faculty, and more!  You can find the blog page at http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/water/

Do you have content that you would like to share through the ECU WRC? Use the form to submit information and media. [ECU login required]