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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.
Jan. 14, 2019 - Weekly Water Announcements: This week's highlighted meetings, job opportunities, and more!
Click HERE to read more on our public Google Group (no account needed).
Be sure to check out the special announcement for water-related job opportunities.
1.) Webcast: Customer Messaging on Opportunistic Pathogens in Plumbing Systems -- January 17, 2019
2.) Conservation Lobby Day -- January 30, 2019
3.) Webinar: Improving Return on Stormwater Investments through Crediting and Pay-For-Performance -- January 31, 2019
4.) Virginia Forest Landowner Events
5.) Scholarship for Public Educators: Audubon Society of Northern Virginia -- Deadline: February 15, 2019
6.) Nifty Fifty Program: USA Science & Engineering Festival -- February-April 2019
7.) UIC Conference -- February 24-27, 2019
8.) Culpeper Soil & Water Conservation District News
9.) Stream Qualification Tool Field Camp -- April 8-12, 2018
10.) Potomac River Watershed Cleanup -- April 13, 2019
11.) 2019 National Watershed and Stormwater Conference -- April 29-May 2, 2019
12.) Dam Safety Guidance Documents

Water Center Director is an Invited Panelist at AWRA Annual Conference

Water Center Director is an Invited Panelist at AWRA Annual Conference
Virginia Water Center Director Stephen Schoenholtz was an invited panelist at the American Water Resources Association annual conference. The panel discussed “Benefits and Challenges of...

Mary Lofton is the 2018-2019 Walker Graduate Research Fellow

Mary Lofton is the 2018-2019 Walker Graduate Research Fellow
  The Walker Award winner for 2018-19 is Mary Lofton. Mary is a 3rd year Ph.D. candidate in Biological Sciences studying limnology. Prior to her...

Virginia Water Resources Research Center 2018 Student Grant Recipients

Virginia Water Resources Research Center 2018 Student Grant Recipients
    The Water Center’s annual Competitive Grants Program considers proposals for funding up to $5000 for student research grants.  Proposals are considered in all...