Brown Bag: Exploring The Role Of Women In Food Security

Maureen Langlois General

Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Women have been identified as key players in improving household food security. However, they face many challenges. There are many interventions that have targeted women to help them bring in addition income or to help with their agricultural production. Working in Cameroon and researching in Ethiopia have provided opportunities to see two …

Marty Kress Named Executive Director of GWI

Maureen Langlois General

Effective January 1, 2017, Marty Kress has been appointed to head the Global Water Institute at Ohio State. Kress served as the interim director of the Global Water Institute (and its former incarnation the Global Water Initiative) for nearly two years prior to this appointment. Kress led the development of the institute by synthesizing the perspectives and strengths of a …

Ohio State Team Leads Collaboration To Improve Agricultural Technical Institutes In Tanzania

Maureen Langlois General

Article source: International Programs in Agriculture, Ohio State University A major goal of the Tanzanian extension service is to improve the agricultural productivity of the more than 75% of the nation’s 46 million inhabitants who reside in rural areas and depend on agriculture as their main form of livelihood. These extension workers are trained at one of Tanzania’s Ministry of …

MULTIPLE EVENTS: Climate Change And Adaptation In Bangladesh

Maureen Langlois General

The Global Water Institute is co-sponsoring a visit by two distinguished scholars collaborating with Ohio State faculty on interdisciplinary research, education and outreach relating to coastal vulnerability in Bangladesh. Mahbuba Nasreen, PhD Director and Professor, Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies University of Dhaka Mizanur Rahman, PhD Project Director, Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100 Formulation Project Superintending Engineer, Bangladesh Water …

Internal Grant Opportunity For Research On The Water-Energy Nexus

Maureen Langlois General

The Ohio Water Resources Centre (WRC) in collaboration with Ohio State’s Office of Energy and Environment (OEE) are accepting  research proposals for research on the water-energy nexus. Funds of up to $35,000 will be provided to support 2-3 projects in the field. Applications with a maximum of 5 pages should be submitted to wrc@osu.edu by 5 pm on Friday, October 28. …

EVENT: Race To Support PackH2O

Maureen Langlois General

The Ohio State Mershon Centre for  International Security Studies is hosting a 5k/10k race to support packH2O, a non-profit organization in central Ohio that makes ergonomic packs for communities in water distressed areas of the world. Date: October 2, 2016 Location: RPAC Ways to participate: Race individually or in groups of four while wearing  packs filled with water to emulate …

Mandela Washington Fellows Pledge Commitment Towards Implementing Systems Approach To Development

Maureen Langlois General

June, 17th marked the arrival of the Mandela Washington Fellows at Ohio State. The 25 young African leaders from 17 countries were on campus for six weeks this summer where they sharpened their skills through academic coursework, leadership training and networking. The Global Water Institute (GWI) took advantage of the unique opportunity of having top-notch young African leaders on campus …

University of Dodoma Delegates Visit Ohio State

Maureen Langlois General

A team of senior leadership members from the University of Dodoma (UDOM) visited Ohio State from June 13 -16. The visit was aimed at strengthening the relationship between OSU and UDOM as well as advancing collaborative efforts between the two institutions. The trip was a follow-up to the visit by the GWI team in April. While at Ohio State the …

Water-Focused Teacher Training Emphasizes Systems Approach

Maureen Langlois General, Wells to Wellness

Why are GWI and others concerned with providing sustainable systems solutions for communities facing water resource challenges? “It is because all your health come from clean water” said Gardner Watkins, a high school teacher in Environmental and Applied Environmental Science at Dublin High School. Watkins was speaking during  the 2016 Global Teacher Water Security Seminar that was organized by Ohio …