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.) Community Flood Preparedness Fund Q&A Meetings (Virtual) – Various Dates: June 15, 2021; July 15, 2021; August 13, 2021
2.) Webinar: Landscaping for Biodiversity, A Plant-Insect Perspective -- June 15, 2021
3.) Summer 2021 Earth Force Educator Workshops – Introduction to Earth Force -- June 16, 23, or 30, 2021; Institute Dates: July 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, 2021
4.) NC Cooperative Extension Courses
5.) Field Day: Catawba Sustainability Center (CSC) – June 26, 2021
6.) Webcast: Water Recycling in Small and Disadvantaged Communities -- June 29, 2021
7.) Informational Meeting: Land Application of Biosolids in Hanover County – June 29, 2021
8.) TMDL Public Meeting: Water Quality Study for Lynch and Reed Creeks (Pittsylvania and Campbell Counties) (Virtual) – June 29, 2021
9.) Request for Applications (RFA): Provide “Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences” (MWEEs) within Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed – Closes: June 30, 2021
10.) Virginia Conservation Network Photo Contest – Submission Deadline: June 30, 2021
11.) Volunteer Opportunities: Potomac Riverkeeper Network
12.) EPA Fish and Shellfish Program Newsletter

NRCS Documents Efforts to Protect Virginia Water Resources in Report

NRCS Documents Efforts to Protect Virginia Water Resources in Report
The Virginia Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has published the 2020 Virginia Water Resources Progress Report! Read the complete report and find out more HERE From NRCS: “This report...

Dr. Shannon Bell Interviewed by Water Center Intern Abby Spotswood

Dr. Shannon Bell Interviewed by Water Center Intern Abby Spotswood
On April 30th, 2021, Virginia Water Center Intern Abby Spotswood interviewed Dr. Shannon Bell to discuss issues surrounding environmental justice. Dr. Bell is an associate professor of Sociology at...

FY 2021 USGS 104G Water Resources Research Grants Program RFP Now Posted

FY 2021 USGS 104G Water Resources Research Grants Program RFP Now Posted
The fiscal year 2021 Water Resources Research Act Program request for applications was released late last week.  It includes three grant programs: National Competitive Grants...