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.

New water degree offers a wealth of career opportunities

From VT News BLACKSBURG, Va., Jan. 23, 2015 – Virginia Tech’s new undergraduate degree in water, approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia...

McGuire’s research on nitrogen loss, forest health, and water quality

BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 5, 2014 – Even during summer dry spells, some isolated patches of soil in forested watersheds remain waterlogged. These patches act as hot...

Virginia Water Resources Research Center welcomes Dr. Daniel McLaughlin

The Virginia Water Resources Research Center welcomed the arrival of Dr. Daniel McLaughlin in October.  Dr. McLaughlin is an assistant professor of ecohydrology in the Department...