VWRRC Director Attends White House Water Summit

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On March 22, 2016, in conjunction with the United Nations World Water Day, the Administration hosted a White House Water Summit to raise awareness of water issues and potential solutions in the United States, and to catalyze ideas and actions to help build a sustainable and secure water future through …

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Increasing salts in freshwater, damage biodiversity

Tony Timpano, a doctoral student working in the Water Center, examines increasing salinity and biodiversity in streams (Photo credit: Tim Skiles).

From VTNews BLACKSBURG, Va., March 2, 2016 – Aquatic life can suffer when high concentrations of dissolved salts enter freshwater ecosystems, a process known as salinization. An international, multi-institutional team of researchers that includes a Virginia Tech graduate student recommends ways that humans can protect freshwater from salts in an article …

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2016 Student Research Grant Request for Proposals

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The Virginia Water Resources Research Center (VWRRC) is providing competitive funding for research in water resources for the period June 1, 2016 to May 30, 2017. Proposals are invited in all areas of water resources-related research including science, policy, management, and engineering. The maximum funding amount is $5,000 for one year; up …

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We welcome our new VWRRC intern – Taylor Richmond

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The Water Center selected Taylor Richmond for its new semester-long, paid internship this spring. This experience will provide Taylor with additional opportunities to learn lab and field techniques in water resources and work with staff, faculty, and graduate students affiliated with the Water Center in activities related the Center’s mandated …

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