New “Voices From The Field” Brown Bag Series Focuses On Africa

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The Global Water Institute and the Center for African Studies announce a new informal lunchtime forum to highlight the work of Ohio State faculty who have had significant experience working in Africa. The series is intended to provide networking opportunities for faculty, students and members of the general public. Speakers will share an account of their experiences doing scholarship or …

EVENT: EPN Breakfast Club: We All Need Healthy Rivers

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In honor of World Water Month, the Environmental Professionals Network program will be jointly presented with the Water Management Association of Ohio. We All Need Healthy Rivers Keynote speaker: Bob Irvin, CEO and President of American Rivers Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 7:45 am Location: Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center Cost: $15 (breakfast and keynote address only) $30 …

Ohio State A Leader For Global Education

Maureen Langlois Wells to Wellness

Ohio State was recently ranked in the top 10 nationally among doctoral institutions for the number of students studying abroad and is in the top 20 for its international student enrollment, according to the 2016 Open Doors Report, an annual survey published by the Institute of International Education in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and …

$100M Sustainable Village Water Systems Proposal Clears First Hurdle

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In June, the MacArthur Foundation issued a broad challenge: come up with an innovative solution to a big problem facing humanity, and we’ll give you $100 million to make it happen. Well, we have one. The Global Water Institute coordinated a proposal for the Sustainable Village Water Systems Program that integrated 13 international partners across two continents on behalf of …

EVENT: Faculty Forum: Sustainable Water Infrastructure

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On November 18, 2016, the Sustainable and Resilient Economy and Global Water Institute will seek to identify and build a community of Ohio State faculty who are engaged in work related to water systems and interested in pursuing collaborative research, teaching or outreach that addresses these challenges. Join us for a structured forum to discuss opportunities for developing sustainable and …

EVENT: Global One Health Symposium

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Ohio State’s Global One Health initiative will host its inaugural symposium “Innovation to Impact” on National One Health Day. The interdisciplinary initiative addresses curriculum twinning and electronic capacity-building in priority global areas including maternal and child health, tuberculosis, food safety, zoonotic disease prevention and chronic diseases. Marty Kress, executive director of the Global Water Institute, will speak at a Thursday …

Phosphorus ‘Signatures’ Help Managers Understand, Mitigate Harmful Algal Blooms

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Researchers at The Ohio State University are investigating new techniques to detect organic phosphorus compounds in water samples from the Lake Erie watershed. Their goal is to develop unique phosphorus signatures that can provide a clue to the origin of phosphorus found fueling harmful algal blooms (HABs). Dr. Paula Mouser, assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic …

EVENT: Global Water Institute At GIS Day

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The Global Water Insitute’s Senior Research Associate Rebecca Gianotti will give a lightning talk at the campus GIS Day about using GIS to explore water resource sustainability in Tanzania. Date: Nov. 16, 2016, 10-4 p.m. Location: Research Commons (3rd floor, 18th Avenue Library) More information:  

Spring Course Offering: Water: A Human History

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Prof. Nicholas Breyfogle will offer a spring semester course exploring the relationship between people and water over time and place. Water: A Human History (History 2704) Lecture: Monday, Wednesday 12:40-1:35 p.m. Recitations: Friday 11:30 a.m; 12:30 p.m.; or 3:00 p.m. Satisfies GE requirements in “Historical Study” and “Diversity-Global Studies.” Contact: Prof. Nicholas Breyfogle ( Throughout human history and across this …

Two More Ministries Join Tanzania Sustainable Systems Collaboration

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A global coalition led by Ohio State is working toward a unique goal with its Sustainable Village Water Systems Program: successfully fund and implement Sustainable Village Water Systems in 125 rural Tanzanian communities, and the government of Tanzania will fund an additional 5,000 communities using the same model. Developed in 2015 by Ohio State’s Global Water Institute and the then …