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 …

Tigris River. Source: wikipedia user Bjørn Christian Tørrissen

EVENT: Euphrates Tigris Water Issues Workshop

Maureen Langlois Events

Coinciding with the celebration of Earth Day, GWI, the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, and the Middle East Studies Center will co-sponsor a full-day workshop about the geological, political, and cultural forces acting in the Tigris-Euphrates water systems and new ideas for research and policy approaches to ease tensions. The workshop is free and open to all, but please …

Gavel. Source:

Global Water Initiative Elevated To Institute At Ohio State

Maureen Langlois General

As World Water Week comes to an end, The Ohio State University has renewed its commitment to sustainability with the creation of the Global Water Institute, a new innovation cell dedicated to sustainable systems solutions to complex water issues. The Institute designation was made official Thursday by a vote of the University Senate with President Michael Drake presiding. Other water-related …

Ohio map with participating universities

Ohio Sea Grant Issues 1st Year Report On Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative

Maureen Langlois Inland Water Quality

Ohio Sea Grant, on behalf of The Ohio State University, the University of Toledo and the Ohio Department of Higher Education, has released the annual report for the first year of funding for the Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative (HABRI), which seeks solutions for harmful algal blooms in Ohio. Following the Toledo water crisis in August 2014, ODHE offered $2 …

EVENT: Christine Moe On The Water and Sanitation Crisis In Healthcare Facilities In Low-Income Countries

Maureen Langlois Events, Wells to Wellness

Christine Moe, the Eugene J. Gangarosa Professor of Safe Water and Sanitation in the Rollins School of Public Health and the Director of the Center for Global Safe Water at Emory University, will speak about the intersection of water, sanitation and health as part of the Hydropolitics Seminar Series co-sponsored by the Mershon Center for International Security Studies and GWI. The …

43 Village Site Visits Concluding Ahead Of Tanzania Water System Rehabilitation

Maureen Langlois Wells to Wellness

Just in time for World Water Day, Ohio State and partners are wrapping up the first step in a major rehabilitation effort of broken rural water systems in Tanzania. From November 2015 to March 2016, a field team led by Ohio State partner WorldServe International visited 43 rural villages in eight regions of Tanzania. The purpose of the field visits …

White House North Side Source: Wikipedia user UpstateNYer

Ohio State Invited To Showcase Water Innovations At White House Water Summit

Maureen Langlois Events, Inland Water Quality, Wells to Wellness

As water issues continue to make headlines both close to home and far away, a White House Water Summit on March 22 will gather leading stakeholders that have innovative solutions for U.S. water issues—including The Ohio State University. Marty Kress, Interim Director of the Global Water Institute at Ohio State, will represent the university at the event. “Ohio State was …

EVENT: Screening Of Antarctic Edge: 70° South With Panel Discussion

Maureen Langlois Events

GWI Faculty Advisory Committee member Berry Lyons will co-host a panel discussion at a screening of Antarctic Edge: 70° South sponsored by Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (on World Water Day, no less!). Date: Tuesday, March 22 (4:00 p.m.) Location: Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, Scott Hall (West Campus) More info: