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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 Institute (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.

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Partner with us

There are plenty of opportunities to partner with WRI, and we are always interested in new and innovative ideas.

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Economic Development

WV Brownfields Assistance Centers were created to promote economic development and environmental and public health protection through innovative redevelopment.

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Education and Outreach

WV Outdoor Learning Lab and 3 Rivers Quest REACH 4Schools takes pride in reaching the community through educational programs and activities.

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Research

WRI is at the forefront of research regarding water related topics, including rare earth element extraction, water quality monitoring, and more.

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