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.

Weekly Water Announcements

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1.) Webinar: How to Organically Grow Your Lawn -- October 17, 2021
2.) Public Meeting: Clean Up Study (TMDL) for Moores and Mill Creeks – Meeting: October 19, 2021; Comments Due: November 18, 2021
3.) Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay News and Events
4.) Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) Urban Buffer Design Charrette Course (Virtual) – October 19 & 26, 2021
5.) Webinar: The Science and Story of the Conowingo Dam -- October 20, 2021
6.) Webinar and Public Comments Accepted: Virginia’s Draft Chesapeake Bay 2022-2023 Milestones – Webinar: October 20, 2021; Public Comment Closes: November 5, 2021
7.) Webinar: Keystone Conflict: Beaver History, Hydrology, Ecology, Wildfires & Modern Challenges – October 20, 2021
8.) Webinar -- Freshwater Explorer: Interactive Map of Water Quality -- October 20, 2021
9.) Imagine a Day Without Water 2021 -- October 21, 2021
10.) EPA’s Watershed Academy Webinar: Using EPA’s EnviroAtlas and Recovery Potential Screening Tools to Support Sound Decision Making – October 21, 2021
11.) Beginner Farmer Training Program – Application Deadline: October 22, 2021
12.) Job Opportunities

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...

Registration Now Open for 2021 Virginia Water Monitoring Council Conference

Registration Now Open for 2021 Virginia Water Monitoring Council Conference
2021 Virginia Water Monitoring Council ConferenceExploring Emerging Water IssuesSeptember 30, 2021Online via WebEx PROGRAM: Presentations run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We have scheduled brief...