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West Virginia Water Research Institute to host state water conference; announce call for abstracts

Written by mkruger on . Posted in Events, News

The 2018 West Virginia State Water Conference will take place September 27-28, 2018 at Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place in Morgantown, WV.

The Conference Planning Committee is now accepting abstracts. To submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation, complete the form below by June 30, 2018. The theme for the conference is “WATERExploring the Understanding, Significance, and Power of Life’s Critical Resource“. Researchers and educators from colleges and universities, state and federal agencies, private organizations, consulting firms, industry, and students are invited to submit abstracts for consideration for oral and poster presentation. This year’s conference will also have a strong environmental STEAM education component, so researchers and educators in the STEM/STEAM education field are encouraged to submit an abstract.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts must include sufficient content and information for adequate evaluation by the Conference Planning Committee. The Planning Committee reserves the right to accept, place in oral or poster session, or reject the paper. Abstracts are to be submitted via the link below. The abstract submission deadline is June 30, 2018.

By July 15, 2018, the Conference Planning Committee will inform submitting authors of their paper’s status. All accepted presenters will receive a discounted conference registration.


If you have questions or need assistance, please contact:
Megan Kruger
Conference Coordinator
(304) 293-7009

Submit Abstract Now!

Conference Website

FY18 WVWRI & USGS 104B Request for Proposals

Written by mkruger on . Posted in Funding, News, Press Release

WV Water Research Institute releases Request for Proposals

The WV Water Research Institute is requesting proposals for research expected to be funded March 1, 2018 through February 28, 2019. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Department of the Interior, will sponsor the research. Faculty from all WV Colleges and universities are encouraged to submit proposals. It is expected that three to five projects will be funded in the range of $10,000 – $20,000 each. Areas of Emphasis/Research Priorities for the State of West Virginia are listed below.

Water Metrics
• THM’s-factors controlling PSD exceedances*
• Bromide sources-sources, mass balance in streams, factors controlling stream concentrations, impacts*
• Policy options proven to protect water resources that could help WV

Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources
• Watershed management to reduce flooding
• Project changes in storm hydrographs
• Baseflow indices at the watershed level
• Pooling water resources for use during drought

Industrial Processes and Urban Sprawl
• Withdrawals/consumptions
• UIC’s Issues with permitting, compliance, safety

Proposals under this announcement must be submitted through the internet site at Proposals are due by 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time December 15, 2017.

Download and view the RFP