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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 6th 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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EWR wins big at CEE Research Day

Students of Environmental and Water Resources (EWR) Engineering successfully participated in the seventh annual Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Research Day held on March 31st 2017. Four students from EWR won prizes for their posters. Around 45 undergraduate and graduate CEE students displayed posters based on their research. Here is the list of EWR winners: Read more…

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EWRI-COPRI Students Volunteer at Kids Tech University

Environmental and Water Resources Engineering (EWR) graduate students from the combined Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI)/Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI) student chapter volunteered at Kids Tech University on 18 March 2017. Kids Tech University is a program at Virginia Tech that encourages young children to become interested in STEM related studies. The Read more…

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Trip to the Dan River

In late 2015 and early 2016, communities using the Dan River (which runs through North Carolina and Virginia) as a source of drinking water experienced unprecedented and over-whelming ‘earthy musty’ taste and odour events. Environmental and Water Resources (EWR) faculty members Dr. Andrea Dietrich, Dr. Daniel Gallagher, Dr. Greg Boardman and Dr. Adil Godrej lead Read more…

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EWR Program Open House Weekend, February 2017

The Environmental and Water Resources (EWR) Engineering Program had a successful Open House for prospective students. Currents students, staff and faculty met with prospective students and answered questions. The Open House weekend was packed with activities such as meet and greets with faculty, a campus tour and student panel discussions. Many of the visiting students Read more…

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