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

Click HERE to read more on our public Google Group (no account needed).

1.) Job Opportunities
2.) Virginia Forest Landowner News
3.) Request for Applications (RFA): Website Audit of Chesapeakebay.net – Deadline: September 11, 2020
4.) Upper Tennessee River Roundtable: Three Rivers Art Auction -- Preview Party: September 11, 2020; Auction: October 2, 2020
5.) Future Harvest Events
6.) USA Science & Engineering Festival News
7.) Middle James Roundtable Annual Watershed Conference – September 18, 2020
8.) Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) Roundtable: Lunchtime Webinar Series – September 23, 2020
9.) National Capital Region (NCR) Virtual Water Resources Symposium – Registration closes: September 25, 2020; Symposium: October 9, 2020
10.) 2020 Chesapeake Watershed (Virtual) Forum – October 29-30, 2020
11.) Comments Accepted: Draft Middle James Segment Plan – Comments due: November 24, 2020
12.) Native Plant Society, Jefferson Chapter Events and Newsletterhttps://vnps.org/jefferson/

Did You Know: Appalachian Virginia still faces Clean Water Access Issues

Did You Know: Appalachian Virginia still faces Clean Water Access Issues
While access to plumbing and clean tap water is something most people don’t think twice about, it’s a daily struggle for members of many rural...

Virginia Water Monitoring Council 2020 Virtual Water Conference

Virginia Water Monitoring Council 2020 Virtual Water Conference
The Virginia Water Resources Research Center (Water Center) is pleased to partner with the Virginia Water Monitoring Council (VWMC) in providing a virtual conference on...

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...