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.) Sustainability Matters Volunteer Information Sessions -- January 23, 2022 or February 6, 2022
2.) Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Level 1 Winter Sessions – Session 2: January 26 & February 2, 2022; Session 3: February 8 & 15, 2022; Field Sessions: Various Dates in February-March 2022
3.) Watershed and Stormwater Webcast Series – Various Dates: Monthly
4.) Virginia Sea Grant Student Fellowship Opportunities
5.) Public Engagement Workshops: Development of Southeast Chapter for National Climate Assessment Report -- January 31, 2022; February 1, 2022
6.) State of the York River Survey – Response Deadline: February 1, 2022
7.) Seeking Chesapeake Bay Watershed Technical Assistance Providers (TAP) -- Applications Due: February 1, 2022
8.) Environment Virginia Symposium – March 29-31, 2022
9.) Webinar: Creating a Backyard Buffet for Birds, Bees, and Butterflies -- February 8, 2022
10.) 4th Annual Native Plant Symposium 2022 -- February 12, 2022
11.) Volunteer Opportunities: Prince William Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD)
12.) Resource for Monitoring Groups in Northern Virginia: Water Quality Sample Processing
13.) NOAA State Climate Summaries

Dr. Leigh-Anne Krometis Receives UCOWR Mid-Career Award for Applied Research

Dr. Leigh-Anne Krometis Receives UCOWR Mid-Career Award for Applied Research
The Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) has selected Dr. Leigh-Anne Krometis to receive the 2022 UCOWR Mid-Career Award for Applied Research! Dr. Krometis will be recognized...

Dr. Czuba is a UCOWR Early Career Award in Applied Research Honorable Mention

Dr. Czuba is a UCOWR Early Career Award in Applied Research Honorable Mention
The Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) has named Dr. Jonathan Czuba as an Honorable Mention in the UCOWR 2022 Early Career Award in Applied Research for...

Virginia Waters Photo Contest Open to VA College and University Students

Virginia Waters Photo Contest Open to VA College and University Students
The Virginia Water Center invites all Virginia college and university students to submit your photos featuring water in Virginia for our annual photo contest! Show...