JoAnn Burkholder, Robert Reed and Elle Allen of NC State University’s Center for Applied Ecology are working to ensure safer drinking water for hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians. Hear them describe their work in this video shown at the recent Stewards of the Future: Water for a Growing World conference.
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