Maryland Water Resources Research Center


The Maryland Water Resources Research Center is established as part of the Federal Water Resources Research Act, reauthorized in 2006.  The objective of the Act is to support water resources research, education, and information dissemination.  


Request for Proposals: FY 2015 State Water Resources Research Program

A Program Announcement has been issued for Fiscal Year 2015 under section 104 of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984 (Public Law 98-242), as amended by Public Laws 101-397, 104-147, 106-374, and 109-471. Section 104 of the Water Resources Research Act directs the Secretary of the Interior to administer program grants to Institutes and Centers established under the provisions of section 104(a) of the Act.

Research proposals are due to the MWRRC by

December 15, 2014, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Click this link for additional information and the complete RFP document.

  The Anacostia:
River and Watershed

 2014 Maryland Water Symposium

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland, College Park

The Anacostia River flows into the Potomac River in the Nation's Capital; its watershed (176 sq mi) lies in Montgomery and Prince George's County, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. Since European settlement, the watershed has been transformed by cultivation and urbanization, and the river's water quality has been severely degraded. Governments and citizens have joined to preserve and restore the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the river. This one-day symposium will review the Anacostia's history, the forces that have shaped it, the community's investment in its revival, and current research in, on, and about the river and its watershed.

Click here for the Agenda and Registration Information


The MWRRC is administered by the

United States Geological Survey, Water Resources Division

Other Water Resources Sites:

US Environmental Protection Agency
Maryland Department of the Environment
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Chesapeake Bay Program

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