This year’s VWMC Conference will be held using a virtual format through GoToWebinar.  The program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day, September 21st and 22nd.


The agenda includes the following topics and speakers:

Day 1

  • Keynote Address: Coastal Adaptation and Protection in Virginia – Ann Phillips, Special Assistant for Coastal Adaptation and Protection for the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Coastal Resilience and Living Shorelines – Scott Hardaway, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary
  • Combatting Plastic Pollution: New Developments in Virginia – Katie Register, Clean Virginia Waterways at Longwood University


Day 2

  • Water Scavenging from Roadside Springs in Central Appalachia – Leigh-Anne Krometis, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • Using Source Tracking Data to Identify Sewer Contamination and Sources – Raul Gonzalez, Hampton Roads Sanitation District
  • Crowdsourcing Chloride Data: Winter Salt Watch – Emily Bialowas, Izaak Walton League of America
  • Assessing Aquatic Life Use in Virginia – Mike Shaver, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality


REGISTRATION AND MORE INFORMATION: To learn more and to register, see our conference webpage at

  • Registration Fee: $30/person


Thank you to our 2020 conference partners!