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.) Potomac Riverkeeper Network Events – Various dates, starting February 21, 2024
2.) Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) Training Opportunities – Various dates, starting February 22, 2024
3.) Call for Abstracts: International Soil Tillage Research Organization (ISTRO) 2024 Conference – Extended Deadline: March 15, 2024; Conference: September 23-27, 2024
4.) Water Research Foundation (WRF) Surveys
5.) Virginia Waters Photo Contest – Submissions Due: April 1, 2024
6.) Friends of the Occoquan Spring Clean Up – April 6, 2024
7.) National Water Policy Fly-In – April 9, 2024
8.) Intelligent Water Systems (IWS) Challenge – Informational Webinar: April 8, 2024; Registration Deadline: April 22, 2024
9.) Call for Pre-Proposals: Tailored Collaboration Program – Submission Deadline: June 3, 2024
10.) AWWA Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE) – June 10-13, 2024
11.) Coastal Wetlands Plan for the York River, Piankatank River, and Mobjack Bay
12.) Watershed Restoration Resources and Fact Sheets
13.) Job Opportunities

Virginia Water Radio is Closing Out Fourteen Years of Regular Episodes

Virginia Water Radio is Closing Out Fourteen Years of Regular Episodes
Last week, Virginia Water Radio posted its 674th show, and closed out 14 years of regular episodes! Since January 2010, Virginia Water Radio has been bringing us sounds, music,...

Water Center Welcomes Kora Bednar for Undergraduate Student Internship 

Water Center Welcomes Kora Bednar for Undergraduate Student Internship 
Welcome to Kora Bednar, the Water Center’s undergraduate intern for the spring!  She is majoring in Water: Resources, Policy, and Management and plans to graduate in 2025.  After...

Welcome to Lauren Handley, the New Water Center Undergraduate Student Intern

Welcome to Lauren Handley, the New Water Center Undergraduate Student Intern
We are excited to welcome our new Water Center intern, Lauren Handley! She is majoring in Water: Resources, Policy, and Management with a minor in...