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WRI to share ongoing research with the public in Virtual Seminar Series


The West Virginia Water Research Institute (WRI) 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
Brownfields: The Science of Redevelopment | 1/20/2021, 2:00-3:30 pm

This session will highlight the work of the Brownfields Assistance Center at WVU which assists communities in assessing, cleaning up, and redeveloping contaminated sites. The types of projects and the barriers to clean-up will surprise you.


Brownfields Assistance Center at WVU

  • Carrie Staton, Interim Director
  • Nicole Dias, Project Associate
  • Ray Moeller, Economic Redevelopment Specialist
Acid Mine Drainage Research and Remediation | 2/17/2021, 2:00-3:30 pm

Lambert Run Watershed Restoration: Sarah Cayton, WVWRI

Monitoring Fecal Coliforms and E. Coli in Watersheds Impacted by Acid Mine Drainage: Emily Garner, PhD and Claire McDonald

Deckers Creek Passive Treatment Evaluation over Lifespans, Seasons, and Storms: Brian Hurley, Friends of Deckers Creek, and Chris Russoniello, PhD

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