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MEDIA ADVISORY: WVU's Institute of Water Security and Science to host spring conference

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WHO: West Virginia University’s Institute of Water Security and Science

WHAT: Second Spring Conference

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

              Wednesday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m to 3p.m.

WHERE: Erickson Alumni Center, 1 Alumni Drive, Morgantown

RSVP: Members of the media who would like to attend the conference should RSVP to Katie Longo 304.293.0661 or

The conference will focus on advances in water resource science and management in West Virginia and the Northeastern U.S. and will stress the cultural, economic and environmental importance of water resources and research in the Appalachian region and beyond. Poster presentations will be displayed throughout the two-day event to convey information about current research initiatives, progress and discoveries.

Dr. Nicholas DiPasquale, former director of the US EPA Chesapeake Bay Program Office, will be the keynote speaker. DiPasquale will discuss the origin of the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort, the progress made to date and the opportunities and challenges of the program in restoring impaired waters by achieving the total maximum daily load goals by 2025.



CONTACT: University Relations/Communications

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