The Virginia Watersheds Alliance (VaWA) is an effort designed to let Watershed Roundtables in the 13 major watersheds in the Commonwealth of Virginia work together to share information on challenges and opportunities related to their organizations. Currently, VaWA is not incorporated, but rather is a collaboration between representatives of the existing Watershed Roundtables in Virginia. There are 13 Watershed Rountables representing Virginia’s 17 major watershed regions.
Click on a Watershed Roundtable region on the map above, or the roundtable’s name in the ‘Pages’ list in the left sidebar to view watershed and roundtable information.
Watershed Roundtable Principles Statement
Adopted by the Virginia Watersheds Alliance in April 2006
Virginia Roundtables provide watersheds a forum to discuss water issues. The primary objective of a Roundtable is to develop relationships between diverse stakeholders such that they may collaborate with, learn from, and inform each other while effectively acting to address local water issues.
Each Roundtable serves its local watershed through a combination of meetings, projects, and actions that best suit its circumstance; however, each Roundtable agrees to operate in a manner that allows it to remain welcoming, inclusive, and representative in order to encourage relationships and collaboration. Roundtables strive to enroll the most diverse stakeholder group as is possible and reasonable for a specific meeting, project, or activity.
Virginia Watershed Roundtables are supported by Virginia’s Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR).
This project received funding from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Section 319 Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant Program and the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), via grant number 319-2005-21-PT. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of DCR.