Laura Cooper

Laura Cooper

Laura Cooper is an Assistant Director of the Division of Water and Waste Management for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. She manages two Clean Water Act programs for the State of West Virginia: the Water Quality Standards program and 401 Water Quality Certification program. Laura attended West Virginia University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Protection and a Masters of Public Health. Before coming to DEP in 2012, she conducted groundwater research for the United States Department of Agriculture. In her role in the Division of Water and Waste Management, Laura works with DEP staff, the public, the regulated community, the West Virginia Legislature, and U.S. EPA to set standards of water quality for the state of West Virginia.