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.

Weekly Water Announcements

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1.) WRF Technology Scan Webcasts
2.) Webinar -- Climate Conversations: Water Justice -- June 22, 2022
3.) Call for Sessions: 13th National Monitoring Conference – Abstracts Due: June 24, 2022; Conference: April 24-28, 2023
4.) Stormwater Summit 2022 -- June 27-29, 2022
5.) Funding Available: EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation (WIFIA) Program and State infrastructure financing authority WIFIA (SWIFIA) Program – Information Webinars: June 28, 29, and July 20, 2022; Letters of Interest accepted on a rolling basis starting September 6, 2022 until all funds are expended
6.) Funding Opportunity: Chesapeake Bay Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Coordination Grant -- Applications Due: July 22, 2022
7.) 2022 Virginia Vistas Photo Contest – Closes: July 31, 2022
8.) Clean Virginia Waterways News
9.) Save the Date: STEM Field Trip Opportunity for NOVA Middle & High School Students -- October 26, 2022
10.) James River Watch
11.) Publication: Recommendations for Reducing Wetlands Loss in Coastal Watersheds of the United States
12.) X-STEM All Access (Virtual)
13.) Job Opportunities

2022 Inventory of Water-Related Legislation in the Virginia General Assembly

2022 Inventory of Water-Related Legislation in the Virginia General Assembly
The Virginia Water Resources Research Center annually compiles an inventory of water-related legislation in the Virginia General Assembly.   We update the inventory during the session one...

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 Hallie Tucker’s Interview with Sheri Shannon of Southside ReLeaf

Intern Hallie Tucker’s Interview with Sheri Shannon of Southside ReLeaf
By Hallie Tucker Introdution:             As an intern for the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, I am conducting interviews and creating art about environmental justice leaders,...