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.) Gala Party on the Pier! - October 8, 2022
2.) Lynnhaven River Now Events – Various Dates: October 8, 2022-November 19, 2022
3.) Seeking Acorns and Nuts to Grow Seedlings – Due: October 14, 2022
4.) Call for Poster Proposals: Coastal & Estuarine Summit – Proposals Due: October 14, 2022; Summit: December 4-8, 2022
5.) National Adaptation Forum -- Registration Closes: October 19, 2022; Forum: October 25-27, 2022
6.) Volunteers Needed: Catch the King Tide – October 29, 2022
7.) Living Shoreline Collaborative Summit and Field Trip – November 1-2, 2022
8.) Call for Abstracts: National Fish Forum (Virtual) – Abstracts Due: November 2, 2022; Forum, Week 1: February 28 & March 2, 2023; Week 2: March 7 & 9, 2023
9.) Annual Water Resources Conference -- November 7-9, 2022
10.) Request for Proposals: Wetland and Stream Mitigation Projects – Submission Deadline: November 30, 2022
11.) Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Fellowships – Registration Deadline: December 1, 2022; Application Deadline: December 9, 2022
12.) Coastal Living Guide: Assessing My Flooding Risk

Intern Hallie Tucker Interviews Dr. Nick Copeland on Environmental Justice

Intern Hallie Tucker Interviews Dr. Nick Copeland on Environmental Justice
By Hallie Tucker As an intern for the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, I am conducting interviews and creating art about social and environmental justice...

Katie Mayer Receives 2022 William R. Walker Graduate Research Fellow Award

Katie Mayer Receives 2022 William R. Walker Graduate Research Fellow Award
Congratulations to Katie Mayer, recipient of the 2022 William R. Walker Graduate Research Fellow Award!  Katie is a first year PhD student in Dr. Austin Gray’s...

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...