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.) Virginia Association for Environmental Education (VAEE) Spring Social and Silent Auction (Virtual) – Auction Runs: May 15-22, 2021; Spring Social: May 22, 2021
2.)
Upcoming AWRA Events
3.) Inspire Educators Workshops (Virtual) -- May 19-20, 2021
4.) RiverPalooza and RioPalooza – Various Dates: May 21, 2021-September 18, 2021
5.) Meeting of the American Ecological Engineering Society (AEES) (Virtual) – May 25-26, 2021
6.) TMDL Public Meeting (Virtual): Benthic Report for Sand Branch (Loudoun & Fairfax Counties) – May 26, 2021
7.) Upcoming Virtual Events of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay – Various Dates: May 26, 2021-August 24, 2021
8.) Request for Proposals: Methods to Integrate Co-Benefits of Toxic Contaminant Reduction into Decision-Making Tools – Submission Deadline: May 31, 2021
9.) Watershed and Stormwater Webcast Series – Various Dates: June 2, 2021-September 15, 2021
10.) Chesapeake Oyster Science Symposium (Virtual) -- June 3, 2021
11.) Virginia Conservation Network (VCN) News
12.) Environmental Working Group’s (EWG’s) 2021 Guide to Sunscreens
13.) Virginia Scientist - Community Interface (V-SCI)

FY 2021 USGS 104G Water Resources Research Grants Program RFP Now Posted

FY 2021 USGS 104G Water Resources Research Grants Program RFP Now Posted
The fiscal year 2021 Water Resources Research Act Program request for applications was released late last week.  It includes three grant programs: National Competitive Grants...

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...