Updated Tue, Mar 11, 2014 11:30 am
Marshall University is partnering in the creation of a center of innovation for water cleanliness and sustainability.
Officials say the university will partner with the Charleston Area Alliance and others for the center at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park in South Charleston.
The mission of the new West Virginia Water Sustainability Institute will be to develop and commercialize innovative technologies to maintain, improve and protect water supplies throughout West Virginia.
While the center is in its early stages, the institute will support research including work to reduce hazards to freshwater sources and identify water contamination.
Other partners include the Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Chemical Alliance Zone, the West Virginia Regional Technology Park, West Virginia State University and the Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center.