Special thanks to the WVU Magazine for its story about the future of Water.
Special thanks to the WVU Magazine for its story about the impact of climate change.
Special thanks to Conor Griffith and the WVNews for their story about the Institute of Water Security and Science's recent EPA Wetlands grant, which will be led by Dr. Jim Anderson, Dr. Jason Hubbart, Dr. Elliott Kellner and Dr. Mike Strager.
To advance the needs of state and federal agencies seeking information about important water quality measures in wetlands and in the headwaters of West Virginia’s rivers, the West Virginia University Institute of Water Security and Science will develop and recommend wetland water quality standards for the state.
West Virginians may look at climate change as something happening in other parts of the world, but the effects of climate change can be seen here in “with warmer winters, cooler summers and generally more humid conditions year-round,” according to Dr. Evan Kutta.
A changing climate is expected to negatively impact agriculture by making water supplies less predictable and energy more expensive.
Whether it’s navigating the raging rapids of the Gauley River or splashing in a kiddie pool, people love playing in water. That same substance can quench thirst, nourish crops and generate electricity as it rushes through a dam. If there’s too much, a small stream can spill over its banks and flood a community. Its absence can bring drought and famine.
Special thanks to the Missouri Ag Connection for covering Dr. Hubbart's most recent article, "An integrated modeling approach for estimating hydrologic responses to future urbanization and climate changes in a mixed-use midwestern watershed," in the Journal of Environmental Management.
West Virginia University could be at the forefront of solving a $57 billion pollution problem and finding new ways to transform forestry waste into a cash crop for the state and region.
Mike Hoffmann, Executive Director of the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions, will host a seminar titled “Climate Change and Our Changing Menu” April 24 at 3 p.m. in the Media Innovation Center on the 4th floor of Evansdale Crossing.