Who We Are
The Occoquan Watershed Monitoring Laboratory (OWML)
The OWML is an innovative partnership between Virginia Tech's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Fairfax Water and a number of public water supply and water reclamation agencies, city and county governments, and private consulting firms in Northern Virginia.
The lab's mission is to support human and ecosystem health, by developing and testing cutting-edge transdisciplinary solutions to emerging water quality challenges, using the Occoquan Reservoir in Northern Virginia as our experimental testbed.
Learn more about the lab's director, faculty, staff, current students, student video reports, recent alumni, and stakeholders. Recent news articles about the lab's research activities and other announcements can be accessed here. Also see our remembrance of the former Lab Director, Adil Godrej.