$100M Sustainable Village Water Systems Proposal Clears First Hurdle

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

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

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

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

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: https://library.osu.edu/researchcommons/event/gis-day-2016/  

Spring Course Offering: Water: A Human History

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 (breyfogle.1@osu.edu) Throughout human history and across this …

Two More Ministries Join Tanzania Sustainable Systems Collaboration

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 …

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

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 …

EVENT: Voices For Water: WMAO Conference and Symposium

The Water Management Association of Ohio presents its 45th Annual Conference and Symposium, “Voices for Water.” Join us as we highlight the efforts of those people in water resource management who are the voices for water.  Our voices inform, teach, report, and warn about the issues that confront water quality, water quantity, and its accessibility. Date: November 9 & 10, …