water resources bannermountains

William R. Walker Graduate Research Fellowship Award

Application Deadline May 1, 2014

Please click here to access the Virginia Water Center's page on the Walker Award.

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Spring Wildfire Season in Virginia is Feb. 15-April 30

Spring's increased winds, low humidity, and dried vegetation incease the potential for wildfires. February 15 to April 30 is Spring Wildfire Season in Virginia, when the Commonwealth typically experiences the most wildfires and when open-air burning is permitted only after 4 p.m. if the fire is within 300 feet of woods or dry grass which can carry fire to woods.  According to the Virginia Department of Forestry, about 97 percent of wildfires are caused by human activities.  More information on Virginia’s spring wildfire season is available from the Virginia Department of Forestry’s “Wildfire and Fire Safety” Web site at http://www.dof.virginia.gov/fire/.

Spring Wildfire Season promotional image from the Virginia Department of Forestry.

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Mid-Atlantic Water Conference
Sep. 24-25, 2014

National Conservation Training Center Shepherdstown, W. Va.

The conference is hosted by the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) and the state water research centers/institutes in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Abstracts for proposed presentations are requested by May 30, 2014; click here for more information on abstract submission.

Please click the logo below to access the conference Web site.

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Information Sources for Dan River Coal Ash Spill in February 2014

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Virginia General Assembly Water-related Bill Inventories


The Water Center maintains inventories of water-related measures considered by the Virginia General Assembly in various years. Please click here for the most recent edition of the current year's water-related legislation and for access to previous years.

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