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.

Virginia Water Resources Research Center Student Grant Recipients for 2016

Virginia Water Resources Research Center Student Grant Recipients for 2016
The Water Center has award three grants as part of its annual competition for recognizing and supporting students studying water resources in Virginia. Awards went...

VWRRC Director Attends White House Water Summit

VWRRC Director Attends White House Water Summit
On March 22, 2016, in conjunction with the United Nations World Water Day, the Administration hosted a White House Water Summit to raise awareness of...

Increasing salts in freshwater, damage biodiversity

Increasing salts in freshwater, damage biodiversity
From VTNews BLACKSBURG, Va., March 2, 2016 – Aquatic life can suffer when high concentrations of dissolved salts enter freshwater ecosystems, a process known as salinization....