Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center at UMass Amherst


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:


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.

Student Internships Available at USGS

Students: Hurry and apply for an Hydrology internship with the USGS in Northborough this summer. Deadline for application is April 11. 2014.

Recognizing ARM volunteers

April 6 - 12, 2014 is National Volunteer Week and WRRC would like to highlight the work done by hundreds of volunteers for our Acid Rain Monitoring project over the past 31 years.

Household water well owners encouraged to use help hotline

Household well owners with questions about their water well system, water quality, or well construction can contact an information hotline operated by the National Ground Water Association at 855-420-9355 (855-H20-WELL).

Stormwater Workshop Presentations Posted

The March 12, 2014 Current Stormwater Concerns and Solutions Workshop was very successful, presentations are now posted on our website. "The conference was well organized and very informative. It provided a well-integrated picture on the water conservation and research related to stormwater in Massachusetts and identified the new research areas that are critical for the water quality, the public health and environment in the commonwealth."

MA Bankfull Equations Published

USGS just released a new publication on stream rating curves and posted it online.