Virginia Tech's Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Program offers graduate studies and research opportunities in the planning and design of a broad scope of environmental and water resources projects. The group is composed of 21 faculty members and over 100 graduate students. Ranked 7th at the graduate level by U.S. News and World Report, it is a nationally recognized program consisting of faculty who excel as teachers and researchers.

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Randel Dymond named ASCE Fellow

Randel Dymond, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech, who specializes in water resources, land development, and GIS, has been named a Fellow by ASCE.  Dr. Dymond has more than 36 years of experience in academics, consulting, and software development.  He has taught at Fairmont State University, Penn Read more…

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Gabriel Isaacman-VanWertz joins EWR faculty

Gabriel Isaacman-VanWertz will be joining the Civil and Environmental Engineering department as an assistant professor. Isaacman-VanWertz earned his bachelor’s degree in Earth and Environmental Science and Chemistry from Wesleyan University. He continued on to receive his Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management from the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on atmospheric chemistry, Read more…

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One person’s trash can be an engineer’s treasure

“I was looking for design experience beyond class,” said Matt McGarry. “I wanted extra experience and this opportunity jumped out at me. I have the chance to work on something that I’m interested in and I think is good for the future.” The opportunity that McGarry references is a senior design project within the department Read more…

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Joan Rose to present the Clifford W. Randall Distinguished Lecture

Joan B. Rose is currently a Professor at Michigan State University, and holds the Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research. She serves as the Co-Director of the Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment which addresses evidence based risk assessments for management of waterborne pathogens. Joan is an international expert in water microbiology, water quality and public health safety, and has published Read more…

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