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.) Webinar: Stormwater and Plastic Pollution – December 7, 2022
2.) Accepting Letters of Interest: EPA's Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Program – WIFIA Office Hours: December 7, 2022 and January 11, 2023; Letters accepted on a rolling basis until all funds are expended
3.) 2024 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships – Informational Webinar: December 8, 2022; Application Deadline: February 16, 2023
4.) 2023 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards – Application Deadline: December 8, 2022
5.) Webinar: Reducing Plastic Waste – December 8, 2022
6.) Webinar – Growing Positive Action: An Introduction to Chesapeake Behavior Change – December 14, 2022
7.) Call for Abstracts: 115th Annual Meeting of the National Shellfisheries Association – Abstracts Due: December 15, 2022; Meeting: March 26-30, 2023
8.) Chesapeake Bay Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns (G3) Grant Program – Information Session: December 20, 2022; Application Deadline: March 8, 2023
9.) Coastal Wetlands Studies Scholarship – Application Deadline: January 15, 2023
10.) Call for Papers: StormCon – Submission Deadline: January 27, 2023; Conference: August 28-30, 2023
11.) NOAA Fisheries Internship Program (IN FISH) – Application Deadline: February 10, 2023
12.) Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM) News: Virginia Coastal Resources Tool, Crab Trap App, and Website: Understanding Marine Debris
13.) Job Opportunities with Closing Dates
14.) Job Opportunities Open Until Filled
15.) Various Positions Currently Available
16.) Other Sources of Job Opportunities

2023 Virginia Waters Photo Contest Open to VA College and University Students

2023 Virginia Waters Photo Contest Open to VA College and University Students
Our annual photo contest is open! We invite all Virginia college and university students to submit your photos featuring water in Virginia – Show us the...

Intern Hallie Tucker Interviews Dr. Nick Copeland on Environmental Justice

Intern Hallie Tucker Interviews Dr. Nick Copeland on Environmental Justice
By Hallie Tucker As an intern for the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, I am conducting interviews and creating art about social and environmental justice...

Katie Mayer Receives 2022 William R. Walker Graduate Research Fellow Award

Katie Mayer Receives 2022 William R. Walker Graduate Research Fellow Award
Congratulations to Katie Mayer, recipient of the 2022 William R. Walker Graduate Research Fellow Award!  Katie is a first year PhD student in Dr. Austin Gray’s...