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.) Webinar and Public Comments Accepted: Draft Numeric Nutrient Criteria Recommendations for Lakes and Reservoirs – Webinar: June 30, 2020; Comments Due: July 21, 2020
2.) Webinar: COVID-19 and Small Utilities - Coping with the New Normal
– July 1, 2020
3.) Guided Paddle Trips on James
– July 6 and 8, 2020
4.) Comments Accepted: Systematic Review Protocol for the Methylmercury (MeHg) IRIS Assessment – Comments Due: July 13, 2020
5.) Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) Summer (Level 1) Training – Online: Session One: July 28 & August 4, 2020; Session Two: August 19 & 26, 2020; Field Practicum: Various dates
6.) 2020 Virginia Vistas Photo Contest – Submission Deadline: July 31, 2020
7.) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) News
8.) Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Water Professionals
9.) Virginia Native Plant Society Wildflower Walk at Ivy Creek Natural Area
10.) Parody: “Let It Grow”https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=726879071428961
11.) Water Operators Activity Book for Kids
12.) XSTEM Videos

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,...