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New Research on Streamwater Chemistry Patterns Offers Insights for Factors Affecting Water Quality and Aquatic Life

Virginia Water Center Associate Director Kevin McGuire is the lead author on "Network analysis reveals multiscale controls on streamwater chemistry," published online April 21, 2014, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The research team used a high-resolution spatial dataset from a headwater stream network and a statistical tool to describe patterns of water chemistry within the stream network. The study offers insights for interactions of stream water with the surrounding vegetation, soil, and geology, and application of the methods used may help in other work seeking to identify factors impairing water quality and developing strategies to protect aquatic ecosystems. Click the following for an April 22, 2014, Virginia Tech News article about the research: Ecology team improves understanding of valley-wide stream chemistry.

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William R. Walker Graduate Research Fellowship Award

Application Deadline May 1, 2014

Please click here to access the Virginia Water Center's page on the Walker Award.

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Mid-Atlantic Water Conference
Sep. 24-25, 2014

National Conservation Training Center Shepherdstown, W. Va.

The conference is hosted by the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) and the state water research centers/institutes in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Abstracts for proposed presentations are requested by May 30, 2014; click here for more information on abstract submission.

Please click the logo below to access the conference Web site.

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Information Sources for Dan River Coal Ash Spill in February 2014

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Virginia General Assembly Water-related Bill Inventories


The Water Center maintains inventories of water-related measures considered by the Virginia General Assembly in various years. Please click here for the most recent edition of the current year's water-related legislation and for access to previous years.

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