The conference runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program includes nine invited presentations on water monitoring and management.  Presentation topics range from monitoring environmental DNA (eDNA) to water quality issues pertaining to microplastics, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and road deicers. Speakers will discuss the Chesapeake Bay, septic system assistance, and the Virginia Conservation Assistance Program. Eric Braker with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay will be the keynote speaker. He uses the power of storytelling to help bridge the gap between humans and nature. See the program, learn more, and register at


THANK YOU – We greatly appreciate our conference partners who make the event possible.

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Henrico County

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

Virginia Water Resources Research Center

Virginia Tech