Water Is Life

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Our Mission

Discovery, learning, and outreach

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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.

Sept. 17, 2019 - Weekly Water Announcements

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1.) Center for Watershed Protection Webcast Series – Various dates: September 18, 2019-November 20, 2019 
2.) James River Association Events – Various dates: September 18, 2019-September 28, 2019 
3.) Stormwater Webinar: RiverTools - A Maintenance Training Kit for Schools -- September 19, 2019
4.) Call for Presentations: Environment Virginia Symposium – Submissions due: September 20, 2019; Conference: March 31-April 2, 2020 
5.) River & Beach Cleanups – September & October 2019 
6.) Job Opportunities
7.) Hampton Roads Alliance for Environmental Education (HRAEE) 2019 Conference 
-- September 26, 2019
8.) Taste of the Chesapeake – September 26, 2019 
9.) Chesapeake Stormwater Network (CSN) Webinars – Various dates: September 26, 2019-October 21, 2019
10.) Call for Presenters: 2020 Virginia Association for Environmental Education (VAEE) Conference – Proposals due: September 27, 2019; Conference: February 26-28, 2020 
11.) Workshop -- Invasive Plant Management: An Overview for Landscape Professionals – Registration closes: September 30, 2019; Workshop: October 3, 2019
12.) Virginia Citizens for Water Quality Summit -- Registration deadline: October 11, 2019; Summit: October 19, 2019
13.) Summer Research Opportunity in China

Kristen Bretz is the 2019 William R. Walker Graduate Research Fellow

Kristen Bretz is the 2019 William R. Walker Graduate Research Fellow
We are pleased to announce Kristen Bretz as the 2019 William R. Walker Graduate Research Fellow!  Kristen is a 2nd year PhD student in Biological...

VA Water Center 2019 Student Competitive Grant Award Recipients

VA Water Center 2019 Student Competitive Grant Award Recipients
The Virginia Water Center has announced the 2019 Student Competitive Grant recipients! Derek Detweiler: The role of dissolved organic matter in supporting harmful algal blooms...

Lily Michaud Completes 2019 Internship with Virginia Water Center

Lily Michaud Completes 2019 Internship with Virginia Water Center
Lily Michaud completed her semester-long internship with the Water Center in May 2019.  Lily is working toward her B.S. degree in Water: Resources, Policy, and Management...