Maryland Water Resources Research Center


The Maryland Water Resources Research Center (MWRRC) 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:
Water Resources
Competitive Grants Program

A Request for Proposals has been issued for Fiscal Year 2015 under section 104 of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984 (Public Law 98-242), as amended. The Institute for Water Resources (IWR), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) requests proposals for grants to support applied investigations in select topic areas.

Research proposals must be submitted to the MWRRC (email kbru<at>umd<dot>edu), who will then forward them to the IWR by July 17, 2015. In order to meet this deadline, proposals must be received at MWRRC by

Friday, July 10, 2015, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Click this link for the complete Request For Proposals in PDF form.

Investigators from any accredited college or university in Maryland are eligible to apply (Investigators in other states should work through their state's Water Resources Research Institute). Those who intend to submit a proposal should contact the MWRRC Director, Dr. Kaye Brubaker (email: kbru<at>umd<dot>edu), as soon as possible to coordinate application procedures.

  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 reviewed 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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