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.) Virginia Forest Landowner News
2.) Webinar -- Learning from Disaster: The Environmental Impacts and Lessons of Hurricane Agnes – May 18, 2022
3.) Chesapeake Bay Foundation Workshops
4.) Workshop: Wetland Delineation -- May 23-26, 2022
5.) EPA Watershed Academy Webinar: Integrating Water Quality Management and Natural Hazard Resilience through Nature Based Solutions -- May 24, 2022
6.) Request for Proposals: American Lobster Research Program -- Application Deadline: May 24, 2022
7.) RiverPalooza 2022 – Various Dates: May 27, 2022-September 17, 2022
8.) Call for Sessions: 13th National Monitoring Conference – Proposals Due: June 10, 2022; Conference: April 24-28, 2023
9.) Request for Proposals: 2022 Sea Grant Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC) -- Application Deadline: June 15, 2022
10.) Environmental Justice Interview with Sheri Shannon of Southside ReLeaf
11.) Video -- Bay 101: Climate Change
12.) Job Opportunities

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,...

Save the Date: 2022 VA Water Monitoring Conference on August 4 in Henrico

Save the Date: 2022 VA Water Monitoring Conference on August 4 in Henrico
Save the Date for the 2022 Virginia Water Monitoring Council (VWMC) Conference “Exploring Emerging Water Issues” August 4, 2022 at the Henrico County Training Center,...