University Creates Institute of Water Security and Science

The State Journal
25 April 2016

MORGANTOWN, WV (AP) - West Virginia University has created an Institute of Water Security and Science to promote research on stewardship, management, human health and other issues.

Water researcher Jason Hubbart will lead the institute. He says pressure on water resources is at record levels.

University Vice President for Research Fred King says the idea is to make sure people are responsible in taking care of water resources for future generations.

Hubbart's background is in hydrology, water quality, watershed management and land use research. He was previously an associate professor of forest hydrology at the University of Missouri and is a professor of hydrology through the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design.