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). 

Water-Related Job Announcements HERE

1.) Virtual Event: Horn Point Laboratory “Bay 101” Seminars – Wednesdays, July 8-August 5, 2020
2.) Job Opportunities
3.) Virtual Event: 2020 Summer Smithsonian Training & Certificate Programs
4.) Virtual Event: Fifteen Minutes in the Forest – Fridays, July 10-31, 2020
5.) James River Relief: Free Paddle Trips to Hospital Workers – Offer Ends: July 13, 2020
6.) EPA Webinar: Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) – July 14 & 21, 2020
7.) Call for Abstracts: Coastal and Island Conference (Virtual Event) – Submission Deadline: July 20, 2020; Conference: November 16-17, 2020
8.) Call for Abstracts: 40th International Symposium of the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS; Virtual Event) – Submission Deadline Extended: July 31, 2020; Conference: November 16-17, 2020
9.) Hack the Bay: Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Hackathon – August 3-31, 2020
10.) Drinking Water Testing Project
11.) Forestry Resources
12.) Invasive Species Reporting App: Mid Atlantic Early Detection Network (MAEDN) -- https://www.eddmaps.org/midatlantic/

Did You Know: “A Whole Other World” in Southwest Virginia’s Rivers

Did You Know: “A Whole Other World” in Southwest Virginia’s Rivers
Southwest Virginia is home to the headwaters of the most biologically diverse population of mussels in the world, but human impacts are facing them with...

‘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,...