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 IWR/NIWR Water Resources Competitive Grants Program

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 (Pursuant to Section 104 of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as amended). Proposals will be for projects that conclude by submission of a final draft paper to the Institute for Water Resources not later than September 23, 2016. Grant proposals may request up to $200,000 in federal funds, but proposals for lesser amounts are encouraged. There is no matching funds requirement for these awards. All portions of the proposal under this announcement must be submitted by a NIWR designated Water Resources Research Institute or Center. The deadline for receipt of proposals at IWR is

August 15, 2014, 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Maryland PIs who intend to submit proposals should communicate and work with the MWRRC from the beginning of the process.

Click this link for the complete RFP document.

  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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