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Erin Riggs, legal advisor with the UNC Environmental Finance Center, blogs about financing nutrient management in the Jordan Lake watershed.

In 2016, the NC legislature commissioned a six-year nutrient management study to be done through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), for the purpose of reevaluating the nutrient strategies for the Jordan Lake and Falls Lake watersheds.

The Environmental Finance Center (EFC) at UNC is one of more than a dozen teams working on the study, and our work is focused on the legislative directive to “review the costs and benefits of existing nutrient management strategies,” so that the state can modify such strategies in order to “share costs on an equitable basis. The first three years of the six-year study are focused on Jordan Lake, and the last three years will be focused on Falls Lake.

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