The Ohio River Basin
Consortium for Research and Education is an association of universities,
colleges, governmental agencies, industries, and individuals. The
Consortiumís mission is to promote inter-institutional research, education
and information exchange in water-related concerns and other environmental
issues in the Ohio River Basin. The Consortium,
non-profited, tax-exempted, and incorporated, has operated since 1985.
A foundation has been established for receiving and administering endowments
to promote the Consortiumís goals since 1993.
Many water and related
environmental problems within the Ohio River Basin require the cooperation of
governmental agencies, universities, industries, and concerned
citizens. The Consortium provides a mechanism for communication and
cooperation among its members in addressing current water-related or
environmental issues and helps stimulate better solutions.