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Who We Are

Water is the great integrator, a fundamental element of the human condition, common ground for scientific disciplines, and a factor of many contemporary natural resource problems. However, human pressures on water resources are greater than any time in history, demanding innovative research and cutting-edge solutions.

West Virginia University created the Institute of Water Security and Science to coordinate and promote research in various areas related to water, including stewardship, energy, resource management, innovations, policy, human health, land-use practices, sustainability, and new emergent areas. The Institute builds on existing research, capacity, and expertise at WVU to understand how climate, land management, and the development of natural resources affect water resources across West Virginia, the United States, and the world.

What We Do

West Virginia University Institute of Water Security and Science promotes and conducts activities, and produces solutions that improve water resources, awareness, management and security by establishing a strong and collaborative network of cross-disciplinary expertise in water research with the goal of shaping the future of water resources and stewardship.

Our Mission Statement

The Institute’s mission is to develop sustainable solutions addressing contemporary water quality, quantity, management and use problems, while strengthening West Virginia’s water security, and environmental, economic, social and cultural well-being, and broadening West Virginia University’s water stewardship impact and prominence nationally and globally.

Where We Are

The Institute's offices are located in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design Agricultural Sciences Building on WVU’s Evansdale Campus.

WVU Institute of Water Security and Science 
3109 Agricultural Sciences Building 
Morgantown, WV 26506-6108

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