2016 GAP Student Blog: Tanzanian Lunch Meeting at a Greek Restaurant…Wait, What?

Maureen Langlois Wells to Wellness

In true Fisher networking fashion, we landed a lunch meeting with a local water solutions manager – a tentative third degree connection to our group. Our first business meeting on Tanzanian soil went well, despite the distant network link and unavoidable jet lag. Vincent runs a drilling and construction company in Arusha, a former division of a company focused on …

Searching For Cancer Treatments In Harmful Algal Blooms

Maureen Langlois Inland Water Quality

A new collaboration by researchers at Ohio State, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Biosortia Pharmaceuticals will explore the potential for cancer treatments in compounds harvested from harmful algal blooms such as those that appear on Lake Erie every summer. Early results show promise for applications to pediatric cancer (neuroblastoma), liver cancer (Hepatitis C virus) and an alternative approach to combat tumor …

Farmers, Consultants Needed For Major Initiative To Update Fertilizer Guidelines

Maureen Langlois Inland Water Quality

April 27, 2016 It’s been 20 years since agronomists have developed fertilizer recommendations in Ohio. But now, Ohio State University Extension is embarking on a major initiative to determine the optimal rates of fertilization on the state’s major crops. The goal is to not only maximize farm profitability, but also contribute to improved nutrient management and water quality in the …

Ohio State Students Brainstorm Private Sector Water Solutions

Maureen Langlois Wells to Wellness

Ohio State students from the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Business came together on April 21 to hear about innovative approaches to social entrepreneurship–and in the case of GWI, to brainstorm some of their own. Hosted by UnSectored Cbus, an organization that promotes awareness of socially minded local businesses and business models, and co-sponsored by GWI, the event …

Polluted water in Bangladesh. Source: ABC News.

EVENT: Jianyong Wu On Water-Borne Disease In Bangladesh

Maureen Langlois Events, Wells to Wellness

Untangling Risk Factors for Diarrheal Disease in Rural Bangladesh: Water, Land and Climate Jianyong Wu,  Ph.D. Spatial Health Research Group & Water Institute The University of North Carolina will present a seminar in the College of Public Health sponsored by GWI Faculty Advisory Committee member Jiyoung Lee on Tuesday, April 12th from 1-2pm in Cunz Hall 330. More about the …

EVENT: Unsectored Cbus Takes On Rural Water Development

adavey Events, Wells to Wellness

GWI will team up with Unsectored Cbus this Thursday, April 21 to brainstorm cross-disciplinary solutions for rural water access in developing countries. Unsectored Cbus brings students and the Columbus community together to encourage cross-disciplinary collaborations that help passionate students and innovative entrepreneurs connect and work for sustainable change. GWI will be tapping this knowledge and passion to tackle pressing issues …

Mayor Andrew Ginther. Source: Office of the Mayor.

EVENT: Mayor To Present Columbus GreenSpotLight Awards At Ohio State

Maureen Langlois Events

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 7:45am – 10:30am Location: Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center The Ohio State University and the SENR Environmental Professionals Network will host City of Columbus GreenSpotLight 2016 Awards and “OSU, Columbus, GreenSpot – Working Together for Sustainability.” Join Andrew Ginther, the new Mayor of Columbus, as he presents the City’s 2016 GreenSpot awards. The breakfast …

White House Water Summit Attendees. Source: First Coast News.

Ohio State Joins US Water Partnership In Commitments At White House Water Summit

Maureen Langlois Inland Water Quality, Wells to Wellness

The White House Water Summit, held on World Water Day (March 22), gathered leading institutions with a stake in innovating sustainable solutions to mounting water safety and security issues–and Ohio State was one of them. Marty Kress, interim director of the Global Water Institute at Ohio State, was on hand to participate in the summit, which consisted of a series …

US Army patrol on the Euphrates River. Source: US Army via Flickr.

EVENT: Aysegul Kibaroglu on Transboundary Water Politics in the Euphrates Tigris Region

Maureen Langlois Events, Wells to Wellness

Aysegul Kibaroglu, Professor of Political Science and International Relations at MEF University in Istanbul, Turkey, will give a keynote address on Thursday April 21, 2016  ahead of a full-day workshop on Friday, April 22 about water issues in the Euphrates-Tigris River Basin. GWI is co-sponsoring the event with the Mershon Center for International Security Studies and the the Middle East …