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The Virginia Lakes & Watersheds Association

Virginia Water Conference

The Final Program for the 2020 Conference is now available at the Water Conference page.

Leo Bourassa Scholarship

The Announcement for 2020 has been updated and posted to the website. The scholarship is open to college and university students in Virginia.  Visit the Scholarship page to see if you are eligible. 

Virginia Dam Owner Training Seminar
March 7, 2020 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The Virginia Lakes and Watershed Association is a volunteer organization and its mission is to provide education on water resources in Virginia. Dam Safety is one of those important water resource areas and VLWA now sponsors this annual event.

On the Saturday prior to the annual Virginia Water Conference, the VLWA Dam Safety Committee will present a Dam Owner Training session. If you have questions about your dam, Dam Safety operation and maintenance practices, engineering studies and designs, or the VA DCR Dam Safety regulations then we encourage you to sign up for this event.

Dam Safety professionals from several engineering firms that are actively working on Virginia dams will provide educational sessions on all aspects of the operation and maintenance of dams in Virginia and the regulations that govern them. If you cannot attend please forward this to someone that can attend on behalf of your dam and also to other dam owners that may not be included above so that they may benefit this informative class.

VLWA has secured a conference room at the hotel and this is a free event (lunch is NOT provided). We hope to maximize the room capacity so please register for this event so we will have an appropriate count. Register via email to our Dam Safety Committee chairman at dkrisnitski@fandr.com

Dam Safety Awards

Every year the Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association, in conjunction with Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Dam Safety and Floodplains, present awards to dams around the Commonwealth that meet all State and Federal Dam Safety Guidelines in various categories.;

The Categories include the following:

  • Best Maintained Dam, Privately Owned
  • Best Maintained Dam, Publicly Owned
  • Best Major Construction or Rehabilitation Project (completed prior to Dec. 31, 2019)
  • Most Improved Dam
Nomination form

WATER Employment