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.) Virtual Marine Science Day – May 30, 2020
2.) Virtual Annual Water Resources Conference – Topical Sessions Due: June 2, 2020; Abstracts Due: June 30, 2020; Conference: November 9-12, 2020
3.) Stream Science Classes – June 2-16, 2020
4.) EPA Coastal Webinar Series – June 11, 2020
5.) Webcast -- Capturing the Rain: Green Infrastructure Options for HOA Common Areas – June 11, 2020
6.) Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Student Leadership Program
7.) Virtual Event: Mid-Atlantic Climate Change Education Conference – June 29-30, 2020
8.) Virtual Event: SciFest All Access – July 2020
9.) Public Comments Accepted -- Draft Ambient Water Quality Criteria Recommendations for Lakes and Reservoirs to Support the Development of Numeric Nutrient Criteria -- Comment Period Closes: July 21, 2020
10.) Call for Submissions: Films on the Canal Walk – Submission Deadline: August 28, 2020; Event: September 16, 2020
11.) DEQ Update and Guidance on Water Quality Monitoring
12.) Google Earth US National Parks
13.) Virtual Nature Bus Tours -- https://thenaturebus.com/blog/

‘Did You Know’ Series: May is Home to National Drinking Water Week

‘Did You Know’ Series: May is Home to National Drinking Water Week
May is Home to National Drinking Water Week The then & now of clean drinking water By Cassidy Quistorff  The total amount of water on...

Appalachian Streams Show Long, Slow Recovery from Mining’s Effects

Appalachian Streams Show Long, Slow Recovery from Mining’s Effects
Research done by Tommy Cianciolo, Daniel McLaughlin, and Stephen Schoenholtz of the Virginia Water Center was featured in an article in the Environmental Monitor. The article,...

Next in the ‘Did You Know’ Series: A Bright Future for a Dismal Swamp

Next in the ‘Did You Know’ Series: A Bright Future for a Dismal Swamp
Virginia’s largest peatland is being restored with the continuous efforts of researchers and stakeholders. By Cassidy Quistorff  “It certainly could be… dismal.” Clay Word, a...