Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center at UMass Amherst

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Jerry Schoen retires

After 26 years with the Water Resources Research Center, Jerry Schoen retired on May 13th, 2016.

Competition to Solve Water Problems

On March 31, the Bureau of Reclamation, in collaboration with other Federal and State agencies, will launch two Nation-wide prize “crowd-sourcing” competitions each with a $20,000 prize purse that seek better solutions to:

1.       Detect Internal Erosion in Earthen Dams, Canals, and Levees

2.       Pass Juvenile Fish Migrating Downstream Over or Around Tall Dams

Lead in drinking water

With the Flint Michigan news about lead in drinking water so prominent, we are sharing information passed along from the Massachusetts Water Resources Commission.

WRRC-funded research in the news

This 2010 research project awarded to Dr. David Boutt was recently highlighted in the news:
http://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/daily-dam-releases-massachusetts%E2%80%99

Food and Water Research at UMass Amherst

Amanda Kinchla and Sam Nugen collaborate on a project to test water for assessing pathogenic risk.

New England Graduate Student Water Symposium a great success

WRRC helped organize a student-run conference on water topics through a USGS Water Resources Institutes Program grant.

132 participants attended from the Northeast (6 states and 2 Canadian provinces), including 112 students who presented talks or posters.

FY15 WRIP RFP released

The Massachusetts Water Resources Reseach Center released its Request for Proposals for the 2015 Fiscal Year Water Resources Institutes Program.

See the announcement on our Funding Opportunities page.

Director Rees receives award at UCOWR Conference

WRRC Director Paula Rees received the Friends of UCOWR Award - UCOWR (the Universities Council on Water Resources) recognizes individuals or groups who have made outstanding contributions to the organization and names them Friends of UCOWR. Rees was recognized for serving as UCOWR president and for organizing an entire track at the 2014 UCOWR conference at Tufts University.

Blue, Green, Grey Water and Agriculture Conference

The Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center organized one track of the Water Systems, Science and Society under Global Change conference on the topic of Advancing agricultural water security and resilience under nonstationarity and uncertainty: evolving roles of blue, green and grey water. June 18-20, 2014, Tufts University in Medford, MA.

See the agenda, presentation abstracts, slide presentations and videos of the talks at: https://wrrc.umass.edu/events/blue-green-grey-water-agriculture.

 

Milman profiled for her water resources work

Professor Anita Milman talks about her water related work, particularly “Going with or against the flow: Choices for flood mitigation response in Massachusetts.”

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