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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 17 faculty members and over 100 graduate students. Ranked 7th at the graduate level by US News and World Reports, it is a nationally recognized program consisting of faculty who excel as teachers and researchers.

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Randy Dymond seeks to manage storm water

Late in the afternoon, Randy Dymond sat in his office on the second floor of Patton Hall and saw a torrential downpour outside. The rain came fast and heavy. It pooled, quickly. Across campus at the corner of West Campus Drive and Duck Pond Drive, Dymond knew a small section of Blacksburg’s Stroubles Creek would Read more…

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David D. Dee, Jr. Elected as President of EWRI

David D. Dee, Jr., a Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering alumnus (’87) has been elected national president of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Environmental Water Resources Institute (EWRI). His one year term started on October 1, 2015. Previously, he served as vice president for 2013-2014 term and then Read more…

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Carlos Mantilla Pena receives two prestigious scholarships

Carlos Mantilla Pena, a Ph.D. candidate in the Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been awarded two prestigious scholarships. He completed his M.S degree in civil and environmental engineering in 2014 after earning his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering. His research focuses on residential water meter inaccuracies for a local Read more…

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Marc Edwards identifies water problems

Virginia Tech’s Marc Edwards — a nationally renowned expert on municipal water quality — is traveling to Flint, Michigan, as part of a National Science Foundation-funded $50,000 one-year study into a “perfect storm” of water distribution system corrosion problems. Edwards, the Charles Lunsford Professor with the Virginia Tech Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Read more…

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