Jonathan Reynolds’ work as a Stormwater Policy intern with the Water Center helped prepare him for his career in water management. Read about his experiences HERE Kristen Bretz, the 2019 William R. Walker graduate research fellow, studies how changes in headwater network connectivity affect stream carbon processing. Read more HERE
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Check out some of the projects we help fund through our William R. Walker graduate fellowship and our annual Student Competitive Grants! These are a few of the ways that the Water Center helps support interdisciplinary, meaningful water research and projects.
Sarah Busch (left) and Katie Krueger (right) were the 2018 Student Seed Grant Recipients. Sarah Busch studies pathogen growth in drinking water pipes, and Katie Krueger studies metal fluxes in drinking water reservoirs. Click here to read more
Mary Lofton was the 2018-2019 Walker Award winner. She studies phytoplankton communities in southwest Virginia drinking water reservoirs as a Ph.D. Candidate in Biological Sciences. Read more here Mary Lofton was a 2017 Seed Grant Recipient that studied phytoplankton blooms in lakes and reservoirs.
Brendan Player, an Environmental Masters student at Christopher Newport University, is a 2017 Seed Grant Recipient. His project focused on assessing nutrient uptake within restored and degraded reaches of urban streams.
Jake Diamond was the 2017 Walker Research Fellow. He is a Ph.D. student at Virginia Tech studying ecohydrology and the self-organization of wetlands by investigating feedbacks between vegetation and hydrology. Click here to read more
Stephanie Houston, a Ph.D. student in Biological Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech, was a 2017 Seed Grant Recipient. She developed a three-stage filter system designed to separate and remove pollutants from stormwater. Learn more here
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Job Opportunities Upper Tennessee River Roundtable (UTRR) Events – Various Dates: April 17-24, 2021 James River Association (JRA) Volunteer Opportunities EPA’s Environmental Financial Advisory Board Meeting (Virtual) – April 20-21, 2021 X-STEM All Access (Virtual) – April 20-23, 2021 Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) Information and Feedback Sessions – April 20 & 22, 2021 EPA Surface Water Quality Modeling Training Webinar Series EPA’s Watershed Academy Webinar: Addressing and Managing Plastic Pollution – April 21, 2021 Water Research Foundation Webcasts – Various Dates: April 22, 2021-May 19, 2021 Call for Proposals: Mid-Atlantic Climate Change Education Conference 2021 – Deadline Extended: April 23, 2021; Conference: June 28-July 1, 2021 Atlantic Estuarine Research Society & New England Estuarine Research Society-Joint Conference (Virtual) – April 27-30, 2021 Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Events