Annapolis River Boat Tour: Construction and Repairs of Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Water Resources Impacts on the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Ecosystem

Please join us on Sunday, June 9, 2019, from 1-4 pm for this rare close-up boat tour on the Chesapeake Bay along the shore and under the Gov. William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge (known as the Chesapeake Bay Bridge) (MD Route 50). Seeing the shore of our bay and the Bay Bridge from this unique vantage will be a delight for the whole family. 

AWRA-NCRS is proud to be partnering with ASCE on this amazing activity.

Our tour will be led by a panel of expert guides to discuss the construction and maintenance of the bridge and the impact of infrastructure to protect and revitalize the bay's ecosystem:

  • Ruel Sabellano, Structures System Preservation, Maryland Transportation Authority
  • Simon Tseggai, Staff, MDTA Capital Committee, Maryland Transportation Authority
  • Captain John Page Williams, Senior Naturalist, Chesapeake Bay Foundation

The tour will start and end in Annapolis, MD. We will be cruising on the Catherine Marie and is operated by Yacht Charters on the Bay by Watermark.



Register here:

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Water Management in Coastal Cities of the Future

Friday, April 12, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

University of the District of Columbia (UDC)

David A. Clarke School of Law

4340 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC

This one-day symposium at the University of the District of Columbia will bring together experts from governmental agencies, academia, the private sector, and non-profits to present and discuss innovations in water research, technology, policy, and management to respect and reflect the true value of water. The program will include a keynote address, invited panelists, and breakout sessions featuring submitted oral and poster presentations. The keynote speaker is Dr. Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm, Professor and Director, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, University of Maryland. Click links for the Full Program and for the Booklet of Abstracts.  Information and a link for online Registration appear below.

Presentation Files:

1. Patuxent Water Resources- Assessing Land Cover and Land Use Change to Inform Watershed Resources Management - PDF

2. Water Quality Trading - Chesapeake Bay WatershedPDF

3. Optimizing Water Reuse in the Potomac River Watershed- PDF

4. Effectiveness of Form Based Green Roofs/Surfaces for Reducing Runoff Pollutant Concentrations Relative to Conventional RoofsPDF

5. NOAA's National Water ModelPDF

6. Investigating the Potential of Assimilating Phenology Observations in a Land Surface Model- PDF

7. Effects of Anacostia River Water on Growth and Development in Larval Zebrafish- PDF

8. Using A Noval Method To Map Flood Susceptibility Of The Lower Connecticut River Region -PDF

Read more: 2019 NCR Water Resources Symposium

EVENT TOPIC: The Food-Energy-Water-Nexus (FEW Nexus)

Wednesday, March 20, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The University of the District of Columbia (UDC)

Student Center

4200 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008

Please join us at an event co-sponsored by the American Water Resources Association National Capital Region Section and the Water Resources Research Institute of the University of the District of Columbia, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences.

Read more: Event Invitation: The Food-Energy-Water Nexus

November 1, 2018 Event

We invite you to join us on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at an event co-sponsored by the American Water Resources Association National Capital Region Section (AWRA-NCRS) and George Washington University's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Download the Event Announcement Document here.

Event Topic -Small-Scale Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems


David Hill – Environmental Engineer at Black& Veatch

Brian Enslein – Foreign Service Officer with the US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Integrated Sanitation Approaches - Adopting Solutions to Rapid Urbanization


Event Details-

Thursday, November 1, 2018

5:30pm-6:15pm - Refreshments

6:15-7:30pm - Presentations and Panel Discussion

GWU Science and Engineering Hall, Room B1270, 800 22nd St. NW, Washington, DC 20052


REGISTRATION is only $10 for members and students; $15 for non-members. Professional Development Hour (PDH) certificates provided for attendance. Please register by Tuesday, Oct 30th at or email Mathini Sreetharan/Membership Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and pay at the door.  (Make checks payable to AWRA-NCR Section.) If you are not yet a member and would like to become one, visit  



Thank You,


2018 AWRA Annual Conference

Join water resource professionals and students for community, Conversations and Connections at AWRA's 53rd Annual Water Resources Conference, November 4-8, 2018, at the Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards in the heart of Baltimore's downtown. Just a short drive from BWI airport, the hotel is located in the beautiful Inner Harbor area. Take a few steps from the conference venue to try famous Maryland blue crab in the local eateries, visit the Visionary Museum and the Baltimore Aquarium and check out the many local sights surrounding the Baltimore Harbor.


Read more: November 4-8, 2018: AWRA Annual Conference

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