Water in the Changing Coastal Environment of Delaware

Water security is a serious issue in Delaware and globally. 

Project WiCCED (Water in the Changing Coastal Environment of Delaware)

WiCCED is a multi-institution project in partnership with National Science Foundation and the State of Delaware aimed at assessing major threats to Delaware’s water quality, and developing viable technological and policy solutions for meeting the challenges imposed by them.

Improving Water Security

Improving water security is fundamentally about making better decisions, based on clear scientific understanding.

This research project brings together people across many disciplines — creating real solutions that will have a positive impact on our state and its citizens.

How Our Team is Working to Improve Water Security

Ayiana James’s Summer Internship Launched Her into Graduate School at UD

Ayiana James was a summer intern for Project WiCCED at UD in 2021. The research and professional development skills she learned in the internship helped James enroll as a...

Jordan Watson Studies Ocean Acidification at Delaware Inlet, Propelled by Summer Internship with Project WiCCED

Jordan Watson, a master’s degree student in chemical oceanography at UD, recalls a time during his summer 2021 internship through Project WiCCED when, looking out from Lewes...

2022 Project WiCCED Newsletter

Check out Project WiCCED in Action November 2022.docx here to learn about what the project has been up to.

USGS survey of Delaware Bay area for water research

EPSCoR Project WiCCED sponsored the USGS to survey the Delaware Bay Area for data to improve understanding of groundwater salinity and below-ground geology.  Rising sea...

Groundwater is Delaware’s — and the world’s — greatest hidden treasure | Opinion – Holly Michael

The most precious resource beneath the earth’s surface isn’t oil or diamonds. It’s groundwater. This year, groundwater is the focus of World Water Day, observed March 22....

Our Partners

This multi-institution project aims to assess major threats to Delaware’s water quality and develop viable technological and policy solutions for meeting the challenges imposed by them.

The University of Delaware is a major research university is dedicated to outstanding graduate, undergraduate and professional education.

Delaware State University places a strong emphasis on research, constantly seeking answers to life’s questions.

Del Tech provides professional development opportunities for their faculty; undergrad research internships; STEM learning opportunities for Delaware’s K-12; and help map the STEM pipeline of career opportunities and educational requirements.

Contact Us

(302) 831-4335

221 Academy Street | Harker ISE Lab, Suite 250 | Newark, DE

Join Our Team of Researchers

Big challenges require ‘WiCCED’ solutions. Our collaborations allow us to take on some of the most challenging problems. Come be a part of something special.