The Virginia Water Resources Research Center, housed in the Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources and Environment, has a long-standing tradition of offering resources and support to researchers, educators, and decision makers throughout the state.
The Code of Virginia explains that the Water Center exists
“for the purposes of developing, implementing and coordinating water and related land research programs in the Commonwealth and transferring the results of research and new technology to potential users.” (Code of Virginia, 23-135.7:8)
Our functions, powers, and duties have also been established by the Code of Virginia and include:
- consulting with the General Assembly, federal, state and local agencies, nonprofit organizations, private industry and other potential users of research;
- establishing and administering agreements with other universities of the Commonwealth to carry out research projects;
- disseminating new information and research results;
- facilitating the application and transfer of new technologies
- being a liaison between Virginia and the federal research funding agencies as an advocate for Virginia’s water research needs;
- encouraging the development of academic programs in water resources management in conjunction with the State Council on Higher Education.