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: 2014 State Water Resources Research Annual Base Grants

The Maryland Water Resources Research Center is accepting proposals for Fiscal Year 2014 funding under the Water Resources Research Act Section 104(b). The proposed research must address water resources needs in the State of Maryland; non-federal matching funds are required. The deadline for receipt of proposals for Center review is

December 20, 2013
Follow this link for more information.

The Federal FY 2014 Announcement (RFP) for the State Water Resources Research Institute Program has been released (Nov. 2013). Although funds have not yet been appropriated for the FY 2014 program, we anticipate support under the Water Resources Reearch Act Section 104(b) in the coming year.

Request for Proposals: 2014 NIWR/USGS National Competitive Grants Program

The announcement for the 2014 104(g) program has been posted on the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) web site ( An abstract is posted on the USGS program website. This program supports research that is national or regional in scope. Collaboration with USGS scientists and strong student support are encouraged. Non-federal matching funds are required.

For planning purposes, NIWR/USGS is assuming that approximately $1 million will be available, but the availability and level of funding are very uncertain. The deadline for investigators to file their applications on has been set at

4:00 PM Eastern Time, February 20, 2014

and the deadline for institutes to approve the applications is

4:00 PM Eastern Time, March 6, 2014.

These deadlines are firm.

  Due to funding cuts, the Fall 2013 Maryland Water Resources Symposium has been cancelled.
We hope to be able to host a symposium in Fall 2014.

  Clean Water Connections:
Law, History, Science, and Communities

 2012-13 Symposium
(postponed from Fall 2012)

Monday, February 25, 2013
Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland, College Park

The 2012-13 Maryland Water Symposium focused on Environmental Law and the Social Sciences. Marking the 40th anniversary of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 -- better known as the Clean Water Act (CWA) -- the symposium provided an overview of the CWA's enactment, implementation, and status. Speakers with expertise in sociology, anthropology, and economics contributed their perspectives on how communities are affected by, and respond to, environmental challenges and proposed or prescribed solutions.

Click here for the Agenda


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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