The West Virginia Water Research Institute is accepting abstracts through June 30 for the seventh annual West Virginia Water Conference. The Conference combines educational programs with opportunities for researchers, policy makers, regulators, agencies and the public to share in the latest information, technologies and research relating West Virginia’s water resources.

Researchers from colleges and universities, federal and state agencies, private organizations, consulting firms and others are invited to submit abstracts for consideration to present orally or as posters. The theme for this year’s Conference is, “West Virginia’s Water Resources: Threats and Opportunities,” and is October 6-7 at the Waterfront Place Hotel. Abstracts for basic and applied research papers are being solicited in all areas related to water and the environment including water supply, energy, policy, technology, water quality, mining, nutrients, water use, economics, urbanization oil and gas.

“The WV Water Research Institute is proud to host this annual event which provides a critical forum for discussions about important issues relating to our water resources,” said Dr. Paul Ziemkiewicz, director of WVWRI. “This year’s conference is sure to resonate with participants, especially at a time when water related issues are making local and national headlines.”

For more information on the 2010 West Virginia Water Conference and complete submission details visit,

The West Virginia Water Research Institute has been in existence since 1967 and serves as a statewide vehicle for performing research related to water issues. It is the premier water research center in West Virginia and, within selected fields, an international leader.



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CONTACT: Dave Saville
West Virginia Water Research Institute
304-293-2867 ext. 5458