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, Three Rivers QUEST, 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.
West Virginia University
PO Box 6064
Morgantown, WV 26506
Phone: (304) 293-4974
Terry Polce, Program Assistant II