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.) Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Upcoming Events

3.) VCN’s 2020 General Assembly Special Session Preview – Rescheduled: August 11, 2020
4.) Upcoming Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program (VFLEP) Events
5.) Survey of Chesapeake Bay Environmental Stakeholders – Closing: August 14, 2020
6.) 7th Annual Virginia Green Travel Conference & Travel Star Awards – August 19-20, 2020
7.) Call for Art: Three Rivers Art Auction – Donation Deadline: August 20, 2020; Auction: October 2, 2020
8.) Webinar: How’s My Waterway (HMW) – August 27, 2020
9.) Call for Submissions: Films on the Canal Walk – Submission Deadline: August 28, 2020; Event: September 16, 2020
10.) Lead Testing in School and Child Care Program Drinking Water Tribal Grant Program – Submission Deadline: August 31, 2020
11.) Call for Abstracts: 12th Annual National Monitoring Conference – Submission Deadline: September 24, 2020; Conference: April 20-22, 2021
12.) PRKN’s Swimmable Potomac Report
13.) NOAA Report: 2019 State of High-Tide Flooding and 2020 Outlook

Did You Know: “A Whole Other World” in Southwest Virginia’s Rivers

Did You Know: “A Whole Other World” in Southwest Virginia’s Rivers
Southwest Virginia is home to the headwaters of the most biologically diverse population of mussels in the world, but human impacts are facing them with...

‘Did You Know’ Series: May is Home to National Drinking Water Week

‘Did You Know’ Series: May is Home to National Drinking Water Week
May is Home to National Drinking Water Week The then & now of clean drinking water By Cassidy Quistorff  The total amount of water on...

Appalachian Streams Show Long, Slow Recovery from Mining’s Effects

Appalachian Streams Show Long, Slow Recovery from Mining’s Effects
Research done by Tommy Cianciolo, Daniel McLaughlin, and Stephen Schoenholtz of the Virginia Water Center was featured in an article in the Environmental Monitor. The article,...