Water Is Life

It's what we do.

Our Mission

Discovery, learning, and outreach

We Serve

The people of the Commonwealth of Virginia

Welcome to the Virginia Water Center

The Water Center offers resources and support to researchers, educators, and decision makers throughout the state of Virginia. We do this by facilitating collaborative research, extension, and education programs to develop solutions to water resource challenges. We work across Virginia's academic institutions and with federal, state, regional, nonprofit, and campus communities. Learn more about us.

The 2015 Walker Graduate Research Fellow is Carlos Mantilla Pena

The Walker Award winner for 2015-16 is Carlos F. Mantilla Pena. Carlos is a Ph.D. candidate at Virginia Tech in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering....

Schoenholtz elected president of NIWR for 2016

Stephen Schoenholtz, director of the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, was elected this week to serve as the president of the National Institutes for Water...

Virginia Water Resources Research Center Student Grant Recipients for 2015

Recently, the Water Center had its annual competition for recognizing and supporting students studying water resources in Virginia. In the Competitive Grants category, awards went to...