EVENT: Seventh Annual Tour de H2O June 4

Maureen Langlois Events

GWI faculty consultant Keely Croxton is once again working with a team to put on the Tour de H2O, a central Ohio bike ride aimed at raising money for increased water access in rural Africa. The June 4 event aims to raise $30,000 for water access projects in Kenya with international NGO Global Partners for Development. Date: June 4, 2016 …

2016 GAP Student Blog: Beyond The Lions And Elephants In Arusha

Maureen Langlois Wells to Wellness

I don’t want to claim that our first few days in Tanzania were tops among GAPers, but I challenge any location in the world to compete with the awe-inspiring Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Seeing huge horizon-to-horizon herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle followed by pools of massive floating families of hippos and, of course, the fierce predators lurking in the …

Children And Water Quality: Learning, Improving In Ohio And Uganda

Maureen Langlois Wells to Wellness

A fundraiser is underway at buckeyefunder.osu.edu to support a creative educational effort that links elementary school students in Ohio and the East African nation of Uganda as they learn more about issues impacting water resources in their communities. “Water Across the World” is a project led by Suzanne Gray, assistant professor of aquatic physiological ecology in the College of Food, …

EVENT: Summer Global Teacher Seminar: Water Security For The 21st Century

Maureen Langlois Events

A new seminar developed jointly by the Office of International Affairs’ area studies centers, School of Earth Sciences and the Department of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University  will provide a broad introduction to the critical issues relating to the world’s freshwater resources for Central Ohio middle and high school social studies and science teachers. Date:  June 6 – …

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 …