Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center at UMass Amherst

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Water Environment Federation Launches Podcast - Words on Water

WEF has launched a podcast titled Words On Water to feature conversations with influential and interesting people who work in the water sector.

Director Paula Rees takes new position on campus

WRRC Director Paula Rees has taken the position of Diversity Programs Director for the College of Engineering at UMass Amherst.

100-Year Flood?

With Hurricane Harvey causing major floods in Texas and nearby states, the question of 100-year floods comes back to the forefront. An interesting FiveThirtyEight article explains the issue of floods and how they are hard to predict accurately.

New class on potable water offered

Potable Water for Small and Disadvantaged Communities is a new course offered in Civil and Environmental Engineering this Fall 2017.

Water Prize Competition

Reclamation has launched a competition to design a better mobile app for water and environmental data collection.

World Water Day

World Water Day is held annually on March 22nd as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This year's theme is wastewater.

Hatch and Randhir comment about possible benefits of recent snow on regional drought

Christine Hatch, Geosciences, and Timothy Randhir, Environmental Conservation, are both quoted in a MassLive article about how the recent heavy snow fall could help reduce drought conditions in the region.... see article here

2017 WRIP Projects Announced

Projects selected for the FY17 USGS-funded Water Research Institutes Program have been selected.

Science Outside the Lab funding available for graduate students

Funding is available to Graduate Students to participate in Science Outside the Lab, a two-week policy immersion program in Washington, DC.

USGS recruiting Student Trainees

The U.S. Geological Survey, New England Water Science Center is in search of an entry level scientist to join its Surface Water Quality Studies Section. The scientist will provide field and laboratory support for numerous projects. See more details on our Jobs page.

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