Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center at UMass Amherst

News

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.”

WRRC featuring water researchers on campus

This spring semester, WRRC hired journalism student Sarah Rosemond to interview and write stories about UMass faculty working on water issues.

WRRC's ARM project featured in the Environmental Editor

Our Acid Rain Monitoring project made the news in the Environmental Editor April 24, 2014.

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