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.) Job Opportunities
2.) Upcoming Future Harvest Field School Events
– Various Dates: May 1-27, 2021
3.) Drinking Water Week -- May 2-8, 2021
4.) Envisioning a Just Future in Community Forests: A TreeVitalize Partners Conference -- Registration Due: May 4, 2021; Conference: May 5 & 12, 2021
5.) Notice of Funding Availability: FY 2021 Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Program
6.) Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia Events
7.) Inspire Educators Workshops -- May 19 & 20, 2021
8.) Webinar: Innovative Riparian Corridor Restoration Approaches – Registration Closes: May 21, 2021; Webinar: May 25, 2021
9.) Instructor Training: Clean Water Certificate Training Program – Payment Due: June 8, 2021; Training: June 16-18, 2021
10.) Student Track at Mid-Atlantic Climate Change Education Conference -- June 28, 2021
11.) Workshop: Understanding Genetics for Successful Conservation and Restoration of Resilient Chesapeake Bay Brook Trout Populations – September 28-29, 2021
12.) USA Science and Engineering Festival

Top Photos Selected for Our Annual Virginia Waters Photography Contest

Top Photos Selected for Our Annual Virginia Waters Photography Contest
We are pleased to announce our annual Virginia Waters Photography Contest winners! We received so many amazing entries and have really enjoyed seeing the photographers’...

Intern Abby Spotswood Interviews Dr. Mike Ellerbrock on Environmental Justice

Intern Abby Spotswood Interviews Dr. Mike Ellerbrock on Environmental Justice
Virginia Water Center Intern Abby Spotswood interviewed Dr. Mike Ellerbrock on February 19, 2021 to discuss Environmental Justice issues. Dr. Ellerbrock has been working in...

New Statewide Advisory Board Members for the Virginia Water Center

New Statewide Advisory Board Members for the Virginia Water Center
The Virginia Water Center would like to welcome our new Statewide Advisory Board members!  Our new members are:  Patrick Calvert – Senior Policy and Campaigns...