Under the federal Clean Water Act, the U.S. Geological Survey supports a water research institute or center in each U.S state and territory. Since 1967, the West Virginia Water Research Institue (WVWRI) at West Virginia University has served the people of the state by developing solutions to important environmental and economic development issues and disseminating the results to the public, legislators and government officials. WVWRI is the premiere water research center in West Virginia and, within selected fields, a national and even international leader.
WVWRI serves as the coordinating body for the following programs: Rare Earth Recovery, the National Mine Land Reclamation Center, Three Rivers QUEST, Water Resources Research, Environmental Technology Division, Geotechnical Engineering, West Virginia Outdoor Learning Lab, Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center, and Hydrology Research Center. An advisory board serves to guide the activities of WVWRI.
West Virginia University
PO Box 6064
Morgantown, WV 26506
Phone: (304) 293-4974
Nicole Dias, BAD Buildings Project Associate
Thomas “Wes” Edge, Materials Scientist
Drew Bucy, Project Manager
Ben Pursglove, Environmental Scientist
Terry Polce, Program Assistant II