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News Archive 

Read through news articles regarding KWRI and water-related issues in Kentucky.  

Stormwater going down drain

KWRI Funded through the Gulf Hypoxia Program for MS4 Training Program

The Kentucky Water Research Institute (KWRI), in partnership with the Kentucky Division of Water (KDOW), Kentucky Stormwater Association (KSA), and other key stakeholders, has been awarded funding through the Gulf Hypoxia Taskforce program to establish a training platform for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer (MS4) programs in Kentucky.

Litter in Stream

LFUCG Water Week Event Submission February 28, 2024

Water Week is a collaborative effort among water quality professionals, organizations and volunteers. Events connect residents to local waterways and with actions to improve and protect water quality.

Wastewater Worker

KWRI Awarded WORC Grant to Boost Water Utility Workforce Development

The Kentucky Water Research Institute (KWRI), in partnership with West Virginia University, the Kentucky Rural Water Association (KRWA), and other key stakeholders, has been awarded a Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) grant

Rob Bilott

UK Hosts Environmental Lawyer Robert Bilott for Water and Public Health

On March 24, the University of Kentucky Water Research Institute (KWRI), in conjunction with the UK Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences (UK-CARES), UK Superfund Research Center (UKSRC), UK Center for the Environment, and J. David Rosenberg College of Law will welcome the prominent environmental attorney and author Robert Bilott.

Kentucky River Franklin, Kentucky

Kentucky Water Research Institute Shines in Recent USGS Evaluation

The Kentucky Water Research Institute has been recognized for its exceptional performance and contribution to water resources research, ensuring its continued eligibility for federal support. This endorsement comes from the Water Resources Research Act Program, managed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), following a comprehensive evaluation covering the fiscal years 2016 to 2020.

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UK’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences to Honor Distinguished Alumnus Carey Johnson

The University of Kentucky’s Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Department of Plant and Soil Sciences will honor Carey Johnson, a highly regarded environmental scientist who has significantly contributed to public service, with the Distinguished Alumnus Award seminar. “The seminar Value of Water Through the Lens of a Public Servant: How a Plant & Soil Science Degree Can Get You There” is scheduled for April 12th at 3 PM in the Cameron Williams Auditorium. It will pay tribute to Johnson’s career and share his experiences within the Kentucky Government. The department invites students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the general public to this insightful discussion. For those unable to attend in person, the department will offer access via Zoom (

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