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.

Water Center Office Update: Although our office will be closed to the public until further notice, we continue to work and engage as much as possible. You can reach us via email - see our "Contact Us" page or our Faculty and Staff page for details. Stay safe and healthy!

Weekly Water Announcements

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1.) Lunch and Learn Webinar: The Power of Plants to Protect Clean Water – April 20, 2021
2.) Southeast Stormwater Association (SeSwA) Events
3.) Virginia Green Travel Conference & Travel Star Awards (Virtual) – April 28-29, 2021
4.) Webinar: Conducting Lead Service Line Inventories – April 29, 2021
5.) Request for Proposals: Stream Mitigation Projects
Mitigation Projects in Virginia – Submission Deadline: July 31, 2021
6.) Citizen Nomination of State Surface Waters for Inclusion in Virginia Department of Environmental Quality's Annual Water Quality Monitoring Plan –Nominations Close: April 30, 2021
7.) Basic Wetland Delineation 5-Day Professional Course – May 10-14, 2021
8.) Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia Events
9.) Call for Abstracts: North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) 2021 International Symposium – Abstracts Due: May 14, 2021; Symposium: November 15-18, 2021
10.) Inspire Educators Workshops (Virtual) -- May 19-20, 2020
11.) Meeting of the American Ecological Engineering Society (AEES) (Virtual) – May 25-26, 2021
12.) American Water Resources Association (AWRA) 2021 Virtual Summer Conference – July 19-21, 2021

Top Photos Selected for Our Annual Virginia Waters Photography Contest

Top Photos Selected for Our Annual Virginia Waters Photography Contest
We are pleased to announce our annual Virginia Waters Photography Contest winners! We received so many amazing entries and have really enjoyed seeing the photographers’...

Intern Abby Spotswood Interviews Dr. Mike Ellerbrock on Environmental Justice

Intern Abby Spotswood Interviews Dr. Mike Ellerbrock on Environmental Justice
Virginia Water Center Intern Abby Spotswood interviewed Dr. Mike Ellerbrock on February 19, 2021 to discuss Environmental Justice issues. Dr. Ellerbrock has been working in...

New Statewide Advisory Board Members for the Virginia Water Center

New Statewide Advisory Board Members for the Virginia Water Center
The Virginia Water Center would like to welcome our new Statewide Advisory Board members!  Our new members are:  Patrick Calvert – Senior Policy and Campaigns...