Category: News

50th Anniversary of Water Resources Research Act and Establishment of the VA Water Center

50 years old today, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Water Resources Research Act, which established a Water Resources Research Institute in each state.  The Virginia Water Resources Research Center, which is my home appointment at Virginia Tech, is Virginia’s

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University of Montana’s news release on our paper…

New Research Focuses on Streamwater Chemistry, Landscape Variation MISSOULA (Apr. 22, 2014) – Winsor Lowe, interim director of the University of Montana’s Wildlife Biology Program, co-wrote a research paper published April 21 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

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News release – Ecology team improves understanding of valley-wide stream chemistry

BLACKSBURG, Va., April 22, 2014 – A geostatistical approach for studying environmental conditions in stream networks and landscapes has been successfully applied at a valley-wide scale to assess headwater stream chemistry at high resolution, revealing unexpected patterns in natural chemical components.

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Commentary on US-Japan Joint Seminar

A short paper summarizing the US-Japan Joint Seminar that we held last March was accepted for publication in Hydrological Processes.  The paper describes the intent and outcomes of the workshop, which focused on linkages between hydrology and biogeochemistry in forested

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Article on U.S. watershed stress

Sectoral contributions to surface water stress in the coterminous United States K Averyt et al. 2013 Environ. Res. Lett. 8 035046 This article seems to be receiving a fair bit of hype.  Sandra Postel blogs about the paper on National

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Hiring 7 new faculty in water at Virginia Tech!

We are expanding here on the Virginia Tech campus in the area of water through addition of seven new full‐time, nine‐month, tenure-track faculty members!!!  We currently have over 80 faculty in water resources many (not all) of which are listed

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McGuire organizes the departmental seminar this spring

The Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation department’s seminar is organized by Kevin McGuire this spring.  The line up of speakers is awesome.  Should be a great seminar series! February 4 Matt Brinckman – Mid-Atlantic Regional Science Coordinator, The American Chestnut Foundation,

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Huff Post article by Gleick on U.S. Water Policy

I haven’t posted much from the news in a while, but today I saw this article that appeared last Thursday in a Huffington Post blog by Peter Gleick.  He comments on his view of the four most important national water challenges.

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New report: Challenges and Opportunities in the Hydrologic Sciences

1 The new NRC report on opportunities in hydrologic sciences is now available. See Anne Jefferson’s post on the report release and CUAHSI’s webinar last Friday.

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