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.) Native Plant Sales – Various Dates: July 6, 2022-October 5, 2022
2.) Connect with the James – Various Dates: July 9, 2022-September, 2022
3.) Funding Opportunity: Chesapeake Bay Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Coordination Grant -- Applications Due: July 22, 2022
4.) Webinar: Price of Water -- July 27, 2022
5.) Call for Posters: Chesapeake Watershed Forum -- Submission Deadline: July 29, 2022; Forum: November 4-6, 2022
6.) Participants Sought: 2022 Virginia Outdoors Survey – Closing: August 15, 2022
7.) Call for Abstracts: 2022 Coastal & Island Symposium – Abstract Deadline: August 26, 2022; Symposium: November 10-11, 2022
8.) Call for Student Poster Abstracts: Annual Water Resources Conference – Abstracts Due: September 2, 2022; Conference: November 7-9, 2022
9.) Joint Events: ASPE Convention/Expo and ARCSA Conference -- September 16-21, 2022
10.) Save the Date: Living Shoreline Summit (Virtual) and Field Trip – Summit: November 1, 2022; Jamestown Field Trip: November 2, 2022
11.) Publication -- Using Participatory Science at EPA: Vision and Principles
12.) 2021 Chesapeake Bay Oyster Restoration Update
13.) Job Opportunities

2022 Inventory of Water-Related Legislation in the Virginia General Assembly

2022 Inventory of Water-Related Legislation in the Virginia General Assembly
The Virginia Water Resources Research Center annually compiles an inventory of water-related legislation in the Virginia General Assembly.   We update the inventory during the session one...

Top Photos Selected for Our Annual Virginia Waters Photography Contest

Top Photos Selected for Our Annual Virginia Waters Photography Contest
We are pleased to announce our annual Virginia Waters Photography Contest winners! We received so many amazing entries and have really enjoyed seeing the photographers’...

Intern Hallie Tucker’s Interview with Sheri Shannon of Southside ReLeaf

Intern Hallie Tucker’s Interview with Sheri Shannon of Southside ReLeaf
By Hallie Tucker Introdution:             As an intern for the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, I am conducting interviews and creating art about environmental justice leaders,...