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 …

Congratulations, Graduating GWI Masters Students!

Maureen Langlois General

The end of the spring semester saw three GWI student associates graduate from Ohio State: Paree Allu (M.S., Mechanical Engineering), currently working as a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Engineer at Flow Science, Inc. in Santa Fe, NM Christian Medeiros (MBA, Marketing), to start work this summer in brand management for Abbott Nutrition in Columbus, OH Nivedita Raghavan (MBA, Strategy and …

2016 GAP Student Blog: Adapting In Tanzania’s Business Environment

Maureen Langlois General

Initially, we planned on writing our second business blog about our first meeting with our colleagues at the University of Dodoma. There’s plenty to say about the differing style including: how and when to introduce yourself (Swahili has a structure of greetings based on familiarity, respect and seniority) and the concept of time. Since that meeting, we’ve come to recognize …

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Global Water Initiative Elevated To Institute At Ohio State

Maureen Langlois General

As World Water Week comes to an end, The Ohio State University has renewed its commitment to sustainability with the creation of the Global Water Institute, a new innovation cell dedicated to sustainable systems solutions to complex water issues. The Institute designation was made official Thursday by a vote of the University Senate with President Michael Drake presiding. Other water-related …