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.) Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM) News
2.) Virginia Forest Landowner Events
3.) Virginia Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Public Meetings
4.) Virginia Sea Grant Internships and Fellowships
5.) Webinar: Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) Roundtable – January 27, 2021
6.) Call for Abstracts: AWRA 2021 Virtual Summer Conference – Submissions Due: February 1, 2021; Conference: July 19-21, 2021
7.) James River Association Upcoming Events
8.) 2021 Best Urban BMP in the Bay Awards (BUBBA) Contest – Submissions Due: February 5, 2021
9.) 3rd Annual Native Plant Symposium for Beginners (Virtual) – February 6, 2021
10.) 2021 CSAWWA/CWEA Water and Wastewater Industry Virtual Student Career Fair – February 12, 2021
11.) Student Photo Contest – Submission Deadline: April 1, 2021
12.) SeSwA’s 16th Regional Stormwater Seminar –
April 23, 2021

Starting Small: Headwater Streams, Watersheds, and the Coal Region of VA and WV

Starting Small: Headwater Streams, Watersheds, and the Coal Region of VA and WV
From the Appalachian Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay, the watersheds of the Virginias are all unique and understanding your watershed’s history can be key in...

Water Center Faculty Receive 2020 Global Change Center Seed Grant

Water Center Faculty Receive 2020 Global Change Center Seed Grant
Water Center faculty Stephen Schoenholtz and Daniel McLaughlin are part of a team that received a seed grant from the Global Change Center(GCC)! The project is...

Human Dimensions of Water: Luke Juran Brings Water Science Home to Va

Human Dimensions of Water: Luke Juran Brings Water Science Home to Va
The Virginia Water Center’s Luke Juran was featured in the Virginia Tech Daily News today in an article titled “The human dimensions of water.” The article, written by David...