Water Is Life

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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.) Water Research Foundation Webcasts – Various Dates: August 2, 2021-September 1, 2021
2.) Seeking Participants: Tree Plantings Survey – Deadline: August 4, 2021
3.) Webinar: EPA Sustainable Financial Management Planning for Water Utilities – August 5, 2021
4.) Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) Level 1 Hybrid Training -- Online Session: August 10 & 17, 2021; Field day: August 18, 2021
5.) Hearing: Fairfax County Proposed Plastic Bag Tax Ordinance -- September 14, 2021
6.) X-STEM All Access (Virtual) – Premieres: September 21-24, 2021 (and On-Demand)
7.) Nominations Accepted: 2022 Endangered Rivers – Submission Deadline: September 30, 2021
8.) Recording: PFAS Conference
9.) Recordings: EPA’s Watershed Academy Webcasts -- https://www.epa.gov/watershedacademy.
10.) Beyond Plastichttps://www.beyondplastics.org.
11.) Breaking the Plastic Wave: A Comprehensive Assessment of Pathways Towards Stopping Ocean Plastic Pollution
12.) Water Justice Toolkit: A Guide to Address Environmental Inequities in Frontline Communities

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 or Henrico County Training Center PROGRAM: Presentations run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with...

Webinar: Stormwater Management Through the Lens of Environmental Justice

Webinar: Stormwater Management Through the Lens of Environmental Justice
July 14, 2021 (2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) The Virginia Water Monitoring Council (VWMC), Choose Clean Water Coalition (CCWC), and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay...