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.) Land Development Design Initiative (LDDI) Brown Bag Lunch Session – October 30, 2020
2.) Voter Information – Early voting deadline: October 31, 2020; Election Day: November 3, 2020
3.) Job Opportunities
4.) Webinar: Get Paid to Go Green – November 10, 2020
5.) Request for Applications: Virginia DEQ Citizen Monitoring Grant – Application Deadline: November 12, 2020
6.) Nominations Accepted: America’s Most Endangered Rivers – Deadline: November 13, 2020
7.) 40th International Symposium of the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) (Virtual) – November 16-20, 2020
8.) River Network Coffee/Lunch Virtual Roundtables – November 18, 2020
9.) K-12 STEM Educator Workshops (Virtual) – November 18-19, 2020
10.) Public Hearing (Virtual): Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Virginia Draft Water Protection Permit – November 19, 2020
11.) Comments Accepted: Draft Middle James Segment Plan – Comments due: November 24, 2020
12.) Comments Accepted: Tentative Section 401 Water Quality Certifications of Proposed Army Corps of Engineers 2020 Nationwide Permits, General Conditions, and Regional Conditions Comments Due: November 30, 2020

Carla López Lloreda is Named the 2020 Walker Graduate Research Fellow

Carla López Lloreda is Named the 2020 Walker Graduate Research Fellow
Congratulations to Carla López Lloreda, who is the 2020 William R. Walker Graduate Research Fellow!  Carla is a first-year master’s student from Puerto Rico in...

Annual Virginia Waters Photo Contest for College and University Students

Annual Virginia Waters Photo Contest for 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. Whether...

Applications Open for Spring 2021 Water Center Undergraduate Internship

Applications Open for Spring 2021 Water Center Undergraduate Internship
Applications are now open for the Spring 2021 Water Center Internship!  Each year the Water Center supports a Virginia Tech student (second-semester sophomore or above)...