Springer recently published a book by the Water Center’s affiliate, Dr. Wu-Seng (Winston) Lung entitled, Water Quality Modeling that Works. The publication offers practical guidance for modeling professionals on determining the accuracy of results, serves as a reminder that field data is crucial when modeling for water quality management, and provides in-depth case studies and applications of using massive sets of field data. Dr. Lung has served on the Water Center’s Water Quality Academic Advisory Committee (AAC) for more than 20 years. The AAC serves as an independent advisory body to the to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) by reviewing and evaluating the scientific merits of the DEQ’s existing and evolving water quality assessment procedures for the 305(b) and 303 (d) reports. The AAC is comprised of water scientists from colleges and universities across Virginia. Dr. Lung was a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Virginia (UVa) from 1983 to his retirement in May 2017. He has more than 45 years of experience in modeling natural water systems in US, China, Taiwan, India and NATO countries.