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.) 17th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum Registration Closes: September 23, 2022; Forum: November 4-6, 2022
2.) Virginia Waterways Cleanup Events for 2022 – September 24, 2022-October 22, 2022
3.) Volunteers Needed: Clean Occoquan River
4.) Fundraiser: Potomac River “Boat Parade for Clean Water” – September 25, 2022
5.) Tackling Plastic Pollution: An Evening with Plastic Pollution Experts – September 26, 2022
6.) StormCon and WaterPro Conference – September 26-28, 2022
7.) Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo – September 26-29, 2022
8.) Stormwater Management and Erosion & Sediment Control Trainings – Various Dates: Starting: September 27, 2022
9.) Chesapeake Oyster Science Symposium (Virtual) – September 29, 2022
10.) Employer’s Sought: Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources and Environment (CNRE) Networking and Career Fair – October 4-6, 2022
11.) Virginia Household Water Quality Program: Water Clinics – Various Dates: October 5, 2022-November 9, 2022
12.) Call for Special Sessions: 2023 UCOWR/NIWR Conference
– Due: October 7, 2023; Conference: June 13-15, 2023
13.) Accepting Letters of Interest: EPA's WIFIA Program – Letters accepted on a rolling basis until all funds are expended

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...

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...