GWI is dedicated to innovative, disruptive ways of getting things done—and our funding model is no exception. Ohio State has kicked in the funding to operate GWI, meaning that the vast majority of project funding goes right to projects. We also work as a funding consortium—forging public-private partnerships that reflect the public-private nature of all water issues (and therefore sustainable solutions). Contact Marty Kress to learn more about the menu of options.
GWI works with many partners around campus and with other universities around the world to provide meaningful, useful, oftentimes mind-blowing opportunities for students. Contact Student Activity Program Coordinator Nathaniel Kramer if you or your student group would like to get involved. You can also explore the “students” tag on our website to learn about events, classes, and student experiences relevant to GWI’s mission. Check back soon for more information about past, present and future student opportunities.
GWI’s solutions-oriented approach doesn’t preclude research—in fact, targeted R&D is one of the ways we can make sure that we’re putting the best ideas forward and not repeating the mistakes of the past. Our faculty and staff collaborators come from all over Ohio State and from partner organizations around the world to fill in the knowledge gaps that have prevented previous solutions to tricky water issues (harmful algal blooms, rural water access for the poor) from being truly sustainable. Check back soon for more information about our research collaborators and upcoming opportunities.