University near South Charleston joins clean water effort

March 18, 2014 by  

A new center is in the early stages of development in West Virginia. The goal of the center, the West Virginia Water Sustainability Institute, is to create and commercialize technology that will improve, protect, and maintain the supply of water throughout the state.

The Institute is going to be located in South Charleston, at the West Virginia Water Sustainability Institute. It was recently announced that Marshall University will be working with the Charleston Area Alliance on the center. The organizations behind the institute can use printing services to promote it as once its research gets underway.

A number of other organizations have joined with the Alliance and Marshall University to bring the project to life. They include the Chemical Alliance Zone, West Virginia State University, the Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the West Virginia Regional Technology Park.

The vice president for research at Marshall, John Maher, stated that the final goal of the Institute will be to use all assets to make the supply of water in West Virginia safer and cleaner. The Institute will also provide investments in the state and valuable jobs.

Interest in the Institute has climbed due to the recent water crisis in the state. The Institute is expected to be up and running within a year, once the roles of each partner are clearly defined.