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Appalachian Freshwater Initiative Holds February 28 Meeting

Members of the Appalachian Freshwater Initiative (AFI) held a special meeting on Tuesday, April 28, in the West Virginia University (WVU) Agricultural Sciences Building. The meeting was held in conjunction with the WVU Institute of Water Security and Science’s Spring Symposium.

Appalachian Freshwater Initiative Meeting

The AFI consists of a statewide research team of biologists, ecologists, environmental engineers and scientists, chemists, and geologists from WVU, Marshall University, West Virginia State University, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and other state institutions that focus on detecting and improving understanding of clean water challenges affecting West Virginia. The AFI was established as part of a 2015 $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to West Virginia’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). Members of the AFI met to discuss their EPSCoR-funded individual research projects, as well as progress toward AFI project goals and objectives.

The Appalachian Freshwater Initiative is supported by the National Science Foundation under Award Number 1458952. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author/researcher(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.