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Discovery, learning, and outreach

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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.

August 20, 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). 

1.) Job Opportunities
2.) 6th Annual Leaders in Energy Green Jobs Forum 
– August 22, 2019
3.) Statewide River & Beach Cleanups: Volunteers & Leaders Needed – September & October 2019
4.) Call for Abstracts: 2020 Watershed Management Conference – Submissions due: September 4, 2019; Conference: May 20-21, 2020 
5.) Call for Presenters -- 2020 Spring AWRA Conference: Geospatial Water Technology Conference – Topical Sessions and Workshop Submissions Due: September 18, 2019; Abstracts due: October 18, 2019; Conference: March 23-26, 2020
6.) Call for Nominations: 2019 Chesapeake Forest Champion – Deadline: September 20, 2019
7.) Call for Nominations: 2020 Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) Awards – Deadline: October 1, 2019 
8.) Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) Biennial Conference -- November 3-7, 2019
9.) Seeking Success Stories of Meaningful Watershed Education Experiences (MWEEs)
10.) Volunteer Monitors Sought in Prince William County
11.) EPA Fish and Shellfish Program Newsletter
12.) Chesapeake Stormwater Network (CSN) News

VA Water Center 2019 Student Competitive Grant Award Recipients

VA Water Center 2019 Student Competitive Grant Award Recipients
The Virginia Water Center has announced the 2019 Student Competitive Grant recipients! Derek Detweiler: The role of dissolved organic matter in supporting harmful algal blooms...

Lily Michaud Completes 2019 Internship with Virginia Water Center

Lily Michaud Completes 2019 Internship with Virginia Water Center
Lily Michaud completed her semester-long internship with the Water Center in May 2019.  Lily is working toward her B.S. degree in Water: Resources, Policy, and Management...

Water Center Director Gives Invited Talk to Am. Water Works Association

Water Center Director Gives Invited Talk to Am. Water Works Association
On March 20, 2019 the Virginia Water Center Director, Dr. Stephen Schoenholtz, gave an invited talk to the Virginia Section of the American Water Works...