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Water Research Institute to share ongoing research with the public in Virtual Seminar Series

Picture of Monongahela River near Morgantown, West Virginia

Morgantown, W.Va. - The West Virginia Water Research Institute will host a Virtual Seminar Series from December 2020 through February 2021 to highlight current water research and remediation projects affiliated with WRI. The seminars will occur on the third Wednesday of each month from 2:00-3:30 pm on Zoom.

Each session will feature three presentations pertaining to a particular theme. Presenters will consist of various WVU researchers and specialists affiliated with WVWRI, many of whom will be undergraduate and graduate students involved in research projects. The purpose of this series is to share current water-related research with interested outside organizations and the public.

Registration is free and open to the public. Please register online through  Eventbrite in order to receive the Zoom link to attend.


United States Geological Survey-funded Research | 12/16/2020, 2:00-3:30 pm
  • Evaluation of Water Allocation Models for West Virginia: Leslie Hopkinson, PhD, Hannah Foley, Andrew Hay, Wilson McNeil, and Ethan Wimer
  • West Virginia Water Use Assessment of Federal Datasets: Nicolas Zegre, PhD and Eric Sjostedt
  • Bromide, Chloride, Sulfate, and TDS Trends in the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers: Joseph Kingsbury

Northern West Virginia Brownfields Technical Assistance Center | 1/20/2021, 2:00-3:30 pm
  • Downtown Appalachia Redevelopment Initiative Project Spotlight
  • WVU BAD Buildings Project Spotlight
  • Brownfields Technical Assistance Project Spotlight

Acid Mine Drainage Research and Remediation | 2/17/2021, 2:00-3:30 pm
  • Lambert Run Watershed Restoration: Sarah Cayton
  • Monitoring Fecal Coliforms and E. Coli in Watersheds Impacted by Acid Mine Drainage: Emily Garner, PhD and Claire McDonald
  • 3rd Presentation TBD

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Rachel Pell at