Water Is Life

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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

Click HERE to read more about this week’s highlighted water meetings, job opportunities, and more on our public Google Group (no account needed).
1.) Request for Abstracts: 2019 National Watershed and Stormwater Conference– Abstracts Due: November 19, 2018: Conference: April 29- May 2, 2019
2.) Upcoming Events: Future Harvest Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture (CASA) -- Various dates: November 19, 2018-January 19, 2019
3.) Request for Abstracts: 2019 Underground Injection Control Conference– Abstracts Due: November 21, 2018; Conference: February 24-27, 2019
4.) Job Opportunities
5.) Virginia Conservation Network (VCN) General Assembly Preview-- December 1, 2018
6.) Congress on Ocean Policy Program-- December 6, 2018
7.) Chesapeake Stormwater Network (CSN) Upcoming Webcasts-- December 6 and 13, 2018
8.) Re-certification Requirement: Virginia Green Travel Partners – Deadline to re-certify: December 31, 2018
9.) Request for Proposals: Choose Clean Water Conference-- Submission Deadline: January 11, 2019; Conference: May 20-22, 2019
10.) Conference: Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education (MAEOE) -- February 7-10, 2019
11.) American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Events
12.) EPA Freshwater HABs Newsletter

Mary Lofton is the 2018-2019 Walker Graduate Research Fellow

Mary Lofton is the 2018-2019 Walker Graduate Research Fellow
  The Walker Award winner for 2018-19 is Mary Lofton. Mary is a 3rd year Ph.D. candidate in Biological Sciences studying limnology. Prior to her...

Virginia Water Resources Research Center 2018 Student Grant Recipients

Virginia Water Resources Research Center 2018 Student Grant Recipients
    The Water Center’s annual Competitive Grants Program considers proposals for funding up to $5000 for student research grants.  Proposals are considered in all...

Daniel McLaughlin gives Keynote Address at SERCAP Conference

Daniel McLaughlin gives Keynote Address at SERCAP Conference
On April 11, 2018, Daniel McLaughlin gave the keynote address at the Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project (SERCAP) Water is Life! Conference & Luncheon. SERCAP...