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West Virginia Water Research Institute Seminar Series

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This series will consist of monthly online seminars focused on current research being done through the WV Water Research Institute.

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Overview: The West Virginia Water Research Institute (WVWRI) will host a Virtual Seminar Series from December 2021 through February 2022 to highlight current water research and remediation projects. Each session will feature three presentations pertaining to a particular theme followed by Q&A. Presenters will consist of various WVU researchers and specialists affiliated with WVWRI.

When: The sessions will be held on the third Thursday of each month from December through February. Each session will take place from 10:00-11:00 AM.

Location: Zoom

Registration: You must register for free through Eventbrite by clicking "Select a Date" above. Once registered, you will receive the Zoom link to attend.

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United States Geological Survey Research Projects | 12/16/2021, 10:00-11:00 AM.

Drinking Water Methods to Reduce Trihalomethanes (THMs): Stephanie Karczewski, WVU

Fine coal sediment transport analysis due to extreme storm events: Leslie Hopkinson, Ph.D., WVU

Piney Creek Watershed Water Monitoring and Management Project: Matthew Williams, Ph.D., WVU Institute of Technology

Brownfields: The Science of Redevelopment | 1/20/2022, 10:00-11:00 AM.

This session will highlight the work of the Brownfields Assistance Center at WVU which assists communities in assessing, cleaning up, and redeveloping contaminated sites. The types of projects and the barriers to clean-up will surprise you.


Brownfields Assistance Center at WVU

  • Carrie Staton, Director
  • Ray Moeller, Economic Redevelopment Specialist
  • Save the Tygart Watershed Association

Acid Mine Drainage Research and Remediation | 2/17/2022, 10:00-11:00 AM.

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Under Federal legislation, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) supports a Water Research Institute in each U.S. state and territory. The West Virginia Water Research Institute (WVWRI), a program of the National Research Center for Coal and Energy at West Virginia University, has been in existence since 1967 and serves as a statewide vehicle for performing research related to water issues.  WVWRI is the premiere water research center in West Virginia and, within selected fields, an international leader.

WVWRI serves as the coordinating body for the following programs: the National Mine Land Reclamation Center, Appalachian Clean Streams Initiative, Acid Drainage Technology Initiative, Water Resources Research, Environmental Technology Division, Geotechnical Engineering, Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center, and Hydrology Research Center.  An advisory board serves to guide the activities of WVWRI.

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