Conferences

2022 VWMC Conference

August 4, 2022   (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Henrico County Training Center
7701 East Parham Road, Henrico, VA 23228

IN-PERSON EVENT: We look forward to gathering in person this year. If you, or someone in your immediate household, is not feeling well (e.g., cold- or flu-like symptoms) or has been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home. A video recording of the conference will be available to all registrants after the conference. We will follow all COVID policies of Henrico County regarding the use of their meeting space. All are welcomed to wear a mask.

PROGRAM INFORMATION: We have scheduled brief morning and afternoon breaks and lunch. A draft agenda is shown below: (subject to change)

    • Virginia’s Recently Updated Recreational Bacteria Criteria — Tish Robertson, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
    • Keep it Fresh: Crowdsourced Chloride Monitoring with Salt Watch — Samantha Briggs, Izaak Walton League of America
    • Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professionals: Growing a Network of Certified Stormwater and Sustainable Landscape Partners for Clean and Healthy Watersheds — Shereen Hughes, Wetlands Watch and Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional   
    • Instream Litter Control through a Local Government Program — Tim Hughes, Prince William County Department of Public Works
    • Taylor Run: A Stream Worth Protecting and Preserving — Bill Gillespie and Russ Bailey, The Taylor Run Monitoring Team

Break for Lunch

    •  KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Integrating Sensor Networks and Simulation Modeling to Forecast Drinking Water Quality Cayelan Carey, Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech
    • Drinking Water & Health in Rural Appalachia — Alasdair Cohen, Population Health Sciences, Virginia Tech
    • PFAS in Virginia: An Update — Tony Singh, Virginia Department of Health  
    • Collaborating for Cleaner Water in the Commonwealth — Stacey Bradshaw, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

REGISTRATION: Registration has closed.  No refunds will be provided, but substitutions are allowed. The conference will be recorded, and all who register will receive a link to the recording following the conference. If you have questions about registration, contact Sophie Stern at sstern@allianceforthebay.org.

SCHOLARSHIPS: The VWMC is proud to honor the memory of longtime VWMC Steering Committee member Ken Brooks by offering scholarships in his name to two full-time college students. The scholarships will cover the conference registration fee for the recipients. Congratulations to this year’s Ken Brooks Scholarship recipients: Amanda Huskey, a sophomore at Old Dominion University majoring in Information Technology, and Ella DiPetto, a Biological Sciences Master student at Old Dominion University.

LOCATION: The conference will be on the second floor of the Henrico County Training Center, located at 7701 E. Parham Road, Henrico, VA 23294. Parking is free.

QUESTIONS? If you have questions regarding the conference, contact: vwmc@vt.edu.

SPONSORS: Thank you to our conference exhibitor and partners!

Exhibitor:

SKTWorks LLC   

Partners: 

Henrico County   Henrico Co. Logo

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay  Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay logo

Virginia Water Resources Research Center  VWRRC logo

Virginia Tech  Virginia Tech logo

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality  DEQ logo

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 

RECENT CONFERENCES: To learn more about past VWMC conferences, click the link below for the respective year.

2021 VWMC Conference

2020 VWMC Conference

2019 VWMC Conference

2018 VWMC Conference