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

Click HERE to read more on our public Google Group (no account needed). 

1.) Canceled and Postponed Events
2.) Future Harvest CASA Announcements
3.) Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program (VFLEP) – Various Dates: Starting April 2020
4.) Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay: Ask Me Anything Series
5.) Job Opportunities
6.) Webinar: Using CAST for Local Planning – April 9, 2020
7.) EPA Research Webinar Series – Various Dates: Next Webinar: April 9, 2020
8.) 2020 National Watershed and Stormwater Virtual Conference – April 14-17, 2020
9.) Culpeper Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD): College Scholarship Applications -- Extended Deadline: April 15, 2020
10.) Watershed and Stormwater Webcast Series
11.) EPA Webinar: Asset Management Plans and the Clean Water State Revolving Fund – May 5, 2020
12.) Stormwater Webinar: Streamlining Outreach Programs through Collaboration – May 6, 2020
13.) Information about Water and Coronavirus

Did You Know Series: “Up in the Air: How the Water Cycle is Changing, Pt. I”

Did You Know Series: “Up in the Air: How the Water Cycle is Changing, Pt. I”
Written by Cassidy Quistorff             The water cycle is one of the oldest scientific observations. In fact, it can be traced back as far as 2400...

Virginia Water Monitoring Council Conference: Postponed Until Fall

Virginia Water Monitoring Council Conference: Postponed Until Fall
The Water Center at Virginia Tech is pleased to co-sponsor the 2020 Virginia Water Monitoring Council (VWMC) Conference and invites you to attend.  Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus,...

Why Some are Salty About Winter Roads: Road Salt and Stream Salinization

Why Some are Salty About Winter Roads: Road Salt and Stream Salinization
By Cassidy Quistorff   While Virginia has had an unusually warm winter, the effects of many snow and ice storms past are still lingering beneath the...