Responding to COVID-19

Michelle Brkljacic General

Like the rest of the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected GWI’s work. Travel and public gathering restrictions in Tanzania have impacted our partners’ ability to work, further compounding an extremely heavy rainy season that has caused destructive flooding in our partner communities. Work to complete installation of sustainable water systems in 15 villages through the WADA project, originally scheduled …

Did You Know Presentation Recap

Michelle Brkljacic General

GWI’s second annual Did You Know event was a fantastic opportunity to learn about the breadth of OSU activities going on in East Africa. With an audience that spanned the university, we hope some new connections were made that create opportunities for future collaboration! To see a list of presenters and their topics, click here. Each presenter had 4 minutes and …

Vice Provost for Global Strategies and Dean of College of Engineering to provide Introductory remarks at GWI’s Did You Know Event

Michelle Brkljacic General

As GWI gears up for our Second Annual Did You Know event next week, we are excited to share more about our lineup of speakers. We are also very pleased to announce that Dr.Gil Latz, the Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs, and Dr. David Williams, the Dean of the College of Engineering, will be providing introductory remarks. …

Second Annual Did You Know Event Coming in January

Michelle Brkljacic General

Following the success of GWI’s first Did You Know: Ohio State Activities in Tanzania event last year, we are excited to host the second annual Did You Know event, focusing more broadly on East Africa. This year, we are pleased to include several student speakers in the lineup including student organizations, undergraduate capstone students, and graduate students. The purpose of …

Did You Know: The Links Between Food and Water

Michelle Brkljacic General

The link between food and water seems simple – we need water to grow the plants we eat. And sometimes, the relationship is that simple. But more times than not, water is linked to the food we eat in ways we have probably never considered. Let’s break down a boxed lunch you got for free at a conference. It wasn’t …

GWI Celebrates First Water Ceremony with the Ministry of Water in Ghalunyangu, Tanzania

Michelle Brkljacic General

It was all smiles during the First Water ceremony in Ghalunyangu when the taps turned on, providing clean water to the village for the first time in years. GWI Executive Director Marty Kress was joined by the Minister of Water, local legislators, and village leaders for this celebratory day. The celebration kicked off with speeches from district commissioners and village leaders, …

Entrepreneurship for Resilient Village Water Systems in Tanzania Project – One Year Mark – What Have We Accomplished

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The Water and Development Alliance (WADA) Entrepreneurship for Resilient Village Water Systems in Tanzania project, led by Ohio State’s Global Water Institute, has accomplished much in the year since its launched in June of 2018. To date, project activities have been focused in the Singida region of Tanzania, with installation and rehabilitation of water systems in ten villages. Next, these …

GWI Annual Report 2018

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The Global Water Institute works hard every day to make an impact in the world of sustainability. Take a look at our 2018 Annual Report. GWI Annual Report

Community Engagement Conference Presentation

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Sustainable Village Water Systems Program (Jan 24th) from osuglobalwater Collaborating with organizations that have similar interests is helping Ohio State make an impact in the domain of sustainable village water systems. Several faculty, staff, and students are working together to carry out research and capitalize on projects to create a sustainable future in Tanzania.

GWI Improves Access to Water with BM Farm Africa Partnership

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The Global Water Institute (GWI) is working to improve agricultural production for subsistence farmers in the Singida region of central Tanzania, a semi-arid landscape where rainfed agriculture is a consistent struggle.. GWI has partnered with BM Farm Africa to provide agricultural education and training to two of our pilot project villages, Mughanga and Ghalunyangu. This partnership builds on GWI’s Sustainable …