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The Institute of Water Security and Science promotes environmental stewardship by facilitating understanding and protection of water resources through integrated education, outreach and research programs.

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  • Drinking Water Testing Program

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    The goal of the Drinking Water Testing Program is to support the development of a drinking water testing and community outreach initiative that includes free drinking water testing and public outreach regarding the importance of drinking water quality testing for human well-being and security

  • West Run Experimental Watershed

    West Run Watershed

    West Run Watershed in Morgantown, WV, which spans an urban to forested interface, is the setting for a research and academic watershed study to investigate the impacts of multiple land use/cover changes on hydroclimate, water quality, biogeochemistry, human health and socioeconomics in a contemporary watershed. The experimental watershed study design implemented in the watershed provides a data-rich environment for collaboration with all IWSS-affiliated researchers interested in advancing scientific understanding and management of water resources.

  • WVU Reymann Memorial Farm

    Reymann Memorial Farm

    The Reymann Memorial Farm, located in Wardensville, WV, was gifted to West Virginia University in 1917 by the Reymann family of Wheeling, WV. The farm includes approximately 990 acres separated into two sections by a narrow strip of privately-owned land.

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