Water Is Life

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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.

Weekly Water Announcements

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1.) Webinar: Operationalizing Equity for Integrated Water Resources – November 18, 2021
2.) Virginia Conservation Network News
3.) Project WET (Water Education for Today) News
4.) American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA) News
5.) James River Association (JRA) News
6.) Turning a New Leaf Conference (Virtual & In-person) -- December 8-10, 2021
7.) Webinar: Virginia Stormwater & Litter Workshop – December 9, 2021
8.) Public Hearing: General Permit Regulation for Vehicle Wash Facilities and Laundry Facilities – Hearing: December 10, 2021; Comments Due: January 7, 2022
9.) Call for Panel Submissions: Smart Cities Connect Spring Conference and Expo – Panel Submission Deadline Extended: December 14, 2021; Conference: April 4-7, 2022
10.) Call for Presenters: Southeast Stormwater Association (SeSwA) Annual Seminar – Presentation Submission Deadline: December 17, 2021; Event: April 22, 2022
11.) Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Level 1 Winter Sessions – Session 1: January 11 & 18, 2022; Session 2: January 26 & February 2, 2022; Field Sessions: Various Dates in February-March 2022
12.) 2022 Wild and Scenic Film Festival (Virtual) – January 13, 2022
13.) Job Opportunities

Krometis, Xia, and Ling PFAS Proposal Receives Funding from NIWR-USGS Grant

Krometis, Xia, and Ling PFAS Proposal Receives Funding from NIWR-USGS Grant
Congratulations to Dr. Leigh Anne Krometis, Dr. Kang Xia, and Erin Ling! Their proposal, “Characterizing prevalence and risk factors of PFAS in rural private water...

Virginia Waters Photo Contest Open to VA College and University Students

Virginia Waters Photo Contest Open to VA College and University Students
The Virginia Water Center invites all Virginia college and university students to submit your photos featuring water in Virginia for our annual photo contest! Show...

Caitlin Shipman and Joe Buckwalter are 2021 Walker Graduate Research Fellows

Caitlin Shipman and Joe Buckwalter are 2021 Walker Graduate Research Fellows
Congratulations to Caitlin Shipman and Joe Buckwalter, the 2021 Walker Graduate Research Fellows!  Caitlin is a first-year master’s student in Virginia Tech’s Department of Civil and Environmental...