The West Virginia Water Research Institute (WVWRI) is requesting proposals for research expected to be funded September 1, 2021 for a period of 1 to 3 years. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Department of the Interior, will sponsor the research. $3,500,000 in estimated total funding is available through the USGS Water Resources Research Act Program as described in the following three announcements. This competitive grant program focuses on water problems and issues of regional or interstate nature. Thus, proposals with regional partnerships are highly encouraged.