Welcome to the Chesapeake Bay Chapter Page for the Environmental & Water Resources Institute! 

Our mission is to advance the science and profession of engineering in the Environmental and Water Resources disciplines.


Upcoming Events

March 20, 2024- Roman Aqueducts and Water Supply: Modern Lessons from Ancient Infrastructure

Roman Aqueducts and Water Supply: Modern Lessons from Ancient Infrastructure 


The Romans created history's most famous water infrastructure, with often mostly intact remains of aqueducts stretching across parts of Asia, Africa, and Europe. Learn valuable lessons that we can apply to today's water infrastructure design, even after 2,000 years have passed. How was drinking water sourced? Was it treated? Who had access to water & how? How was water used? And upon delivery, where did all this water go? What elements of Roman water infrastructure do we see present in modern engineering? Lastly, how in the world did this infrastructure last so long? 



Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Location: Virtual

Start Time: 12pm-1pm

Registration and Info: ASCE Collaborate

Speaker Info: HERE 



Ellicott City Safe and Sound Flood Mitigation Plan Update


In July 2016 and again in May 2018 Historic Ellicott City was hit by catastrophic flooding that caused extensive property damage, destroyed infrastructure, and claimed several lives. In May 2019 the Howard County Executive announced the Ellicott City Safe and Sound Flood Mitigation Plan which would serve as a long term plan to minimize the impacts of future large storms on downtown Ellicott City. The plan included numerous large flood control capital projects, enhanced public warning systems, public education, and other items that, when completed, would provide for a safer and more resilient Historic Ellicott City. Many of the Safe and Sound initiatives have already been completed and the rest are in various stages of design. This presentation will provide an update on the many facets of the Ellicott City Safe and Sound Flood Mitigation Plan.


Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2023

Location: Virtual

Start Time: 12pm-1pm

Registration and Info: Here

Speaker Info: Here



The Clean Water Act and Waters of the US - What Now?

Andrew Der will give a cursory overview of the basis of the Clean Water Act and past and current legislation regarding how it applies to establishing the limits of Waters of the Unites States, including wetlands, in the context of construction projects and some permitting considerations - including determining extent of jurisdictional impact, application review process, and interagency coordination. 

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Location: Virtual

Start Time: 12pm-1pm

Registration and Info: Here

Speaker Info: Here 



EWRI Tunnel Vision Webinar Series: 2 of 4- DC Water and Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

In partnership with the EWRI Houston Chapter,  join us for session two of four in our tunnel webinar series featuring flagship tunnel programs across the country.  The September 21 series showcases the DC Water Clean Rivers Project and the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) deep tunnel system. Check out our EWRI page for the other events in the Tunnel Vision series: https://ascehouston.org/EWRI.  

Date: Thursday, September 21, 2023

Location: Virtual

Start Time: 12pm-1pm

Registration and Info: HERE 


All about Biochar!
Using biochar in stormwater practices. 

Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Location: Virtual

Start Time: 12pm-1pm

Registration: HERE 

Speaker Info HERE 

Summer Solstice Networking and Happy Hour 

Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Location: Union Craft Brewing

1700 W 41st St #420, Baltimore, MD 21211 

Start Time: 4pm-6pm

CBEWRI will be hosting an after-work networking Happy Hour at Union Craft Brewing in Hampden, join us!

Here is a great icebreaker to introduce yourself to new colleagues: "So when exactly is a SWPPP required?" 


MDE General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater Associated With Construction Activity (20-CP)

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Location: Virtual

Start Time: 12pm-1pm

TopGolf Baltimore Design and Construction

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Location: TopGolf Baltimore

Start Time: 6pm-9pm

Beyond the Jones Falls: Sustainable Science, Environmental Engineering, & Community Greening

Date: Friday, September 24/25, 2022

Location: Union Craft Brewing

Start Time: 8am-4pm; 9am-12pm

More Info HERE 

Assessment of Flood Risk Adaptive Measures

Date: Wednesday, Apr 20, 2022

Location: Remote

Start Time: 12:00pm - 1:pm

Speaker: Bob Shedlock - MD State Floodplain Team - Silver Jacket


MDTA Stormwater Program Highlights

Date: Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022

Location: Remote

Start Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Speakers: Peter Mettejat, Tigstu Belay, Prakash Kanal, & Joyce Rebar (MDTA   Environmental Division)


Sea-Level Rise - Impacts & Analysis

Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021

Location: Remote

Start Time: 12pm - 1pm

Speakers: John Englander, Oceanographer & Climate Change Expert


Suburban Subsoiling as a SWM BMP 

Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 

Location: Remote

Start Time: 12pm - 1pm

Speakers: Dave Guignet of MDE 

Suburban Subsoiling as a SWM BMP 

Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 

Location: Remote

Start Time: 12pm - 1pm

Speakers: Stuart S. Schwartz PhD 


Baltimore Harbor Water Quality Monitoring and Trends

Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 

Location: Remote

Start Time: 12pm - 1pm

Speaker:  Alice Volpitta, Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper 

Soil Boring Basics for Water Resources Projects

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 

Location: Remote

Start Time: 12pm - 1pm

Speakers:  Mike Johnson, P.E. & Julia Rice, P.S. 

What's The Hold Up? - 

Top Storm & ESC Comments with MDOT SHA Plan Review

Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 

Location: Remote

Start Time: 12pm - 1pm

Speaker:  Matt Keenan, P.E.