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.) Native Plant Sales – Various Dates: August 3, 2022-October 5, 2022
2.) EPA Research Events – Various Dates: Starting, August 4, 2022
3.) Marine Debris Challenge Competition -- Letters of intent to National Sea Grant Office (NSGO) Due: August 9, 2022; Applications to Grants.gov: September 30, 2022
4.) Algal Bloom Response: Detection, Treatment, and Decision Support Systems -- August 9, 2022
5.) Virginia Household Water Quality Program: Water Clinics
6.) 2022 Virginia Association for Environmental Education (VAEE) Annual Conference – August 12-14, 2022
7.) Participants Sought: 2022 Virginia Outdoors Survey – Closing: August 15, 2022
8.) Request for Proposals: Chesapeake Bay Program Goal Implementation Team (GIT) Funding Program -- Deadline: August 25, 2022
9.) Request for Applications: Citizen Water Monitoring Grants -- Applications Due: August 31, 2022
10.) 2022 Water Modeling Workshop -- September 19-23, 2022
11.) Virginia Marine Debris Summit -- September 27-28, 2022
12.) Annual Water Resources Conference -- November 7-9, 2022
13.) Job Opportunities

2022 Inventory of Water-Related Legislation in the Virginia General Assembly

2022 Inventory of Water-Related Legislation in the Virginia General Assembly
The Virginia Water Resources Research Center annually compiles an inventory of water-related legislation in the Virginia General Assembly.   We update the inventory during the session one...

Intern Hallie Tucker’s Interview with Sheri Shannon of Southside ReLeaf

Intern Hallie Tucker’s Interview with Sheri Shannon of Southside ReLeaf
By Hallie Tucker Introdution:             As an intern for the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, I am conducting interviews and creating art about environmental justice leaders,...

Save the Date: 2022 VA Water Monitoring Conference on August 4 in Henrico

Save the Date: 2022 VA Water Monitoring Conference on August 4 in Henrico
Save the Date for the 2022 Virginia Water Monitoring Council (VWMC) Conference “Exploring Emerging Water Issues” August 4, 2022 at the Henrico County Training Center,...