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.) November 2, 2021 Election
2.) Virginia Association for Environmental Education (VAEE) Fall in the Piedmont Mini Conference (Virtual) – October 23, 2021
3.) National Prescription Drug Take Back -- October 23, 2021
4.) Nature Education Online Course -- October 25-November 21, 2021
5.) Science for Communities Webinar Series
6.) Deadline Extended: 2022 River Rally Workshop Submissions and River Hero Nominations – Deadline: October 29, 2021; Rally: June 4-7, 2022
7.) Water Wednesdays: Shenandoah Algae – November 3, 2021
8.) Upcoming James River Association (JRA) Events
9.) Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) Funding Opportunities
10.) Call for Proposals: 2022 Chesapeake Bay Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction (INSR) Grants
– Consultation Deadline: November 15, 2021; Proposal Deadline: November 29, 2021
11.) North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) 2021 (Virtual) – November 15-19, 2021
12.) Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project (SERCAP) Individual Household Well & Septic Loan Programs

13.) Job Opportunities

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...

Caitlin Shipman and Joe Buckwalter are 2021 Walker Graduate Research Fellows

Caitlin Shipman and Joe Buckwalter are 2021 Walker Graduate Research Fellows
Congratulations to Caitlin Shipman and Joe Buckwalter, the 2021 Walker Graduate Research Fellows!  Caitlin is a first-year master’s student in Virginia Tech’s Department of Civil and Environmental...

Registration Now Open for 2021 Virginia Water Monitoring Council Conference

Registration Now Open for 2021 Virginia Water Monitoring Council Conference
2021 Virginia Water Monitoring Council ConferenceExploring Emerging Water IssuesSeptember 30, 2021Online via WebEx PROGRAM: Presentations run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We have scheduled brief...