Women participate in a focus group discussion in Kenya

Water is equality: Examining women's participation in water governance in rural Tanzania, Proceedings of the Women and Gender in Development Virtual Conference

CFAES- Water is Equality: Examining Women's Participation in Water Governance in Rural Tanzania

Contact: Dr. Mary Rodriguez,

Plastic water tanks

Competition for water resources: Experiences from rural households in sub-Saharan Africa, 2022 Conference of the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education


Contact: Dr. Mary Rodriguez,

Water tanker

Water governance: An effective model for sub-Saharan Africa, Proceedings of the Virtual Conference of the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education


Contact: Dr. Mary Rodriguez,

Modeled groundwater recharge

Groundwater models to support rural water development in Tanzania's Internal Drainage Basin (Kiteto and Simanjiro districts), Denman Undergraduate Research Forum

Groundwater models to support rural water development conference poster 

Contact: Dr. Audrey Sawyer,

Satellite imagery

Integrating ground-based well observations and hydrologic remote sensing to understand characteristics of aquifer recharge in rural Tanzania, Geological Society of America Connects 2021

GSA Connects 2021 in Portland, Oregon

Contact: Dr. Audrey Sawyer,

Venn diagram of factors hindering groundwater access

Physical factors limiting access to clean groundwater in Tanzania villages, Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development

Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development

Contact: Dr. Audrey Sawyer,

Study locations in Singida and Kilimanjaro regions

Spatial analysis of fluoride in groundwater in the Singida region (Tanzania) and laboratory experiments to identify potential sources, Senior Research Thesis

Jonathan L Bell Thesis


Contact: Dr. Audrey Sawyer,

Water flowing into a bucket

Investigation of water quality and availability in rural Tanzanian villages, Senior Research Thesis

Devon R. Goeller Thesis

Contact: Dr. Audrey Sawyer,

Number of days during study period when inundation was measured in Singida

Using remotely sensed inundation to understand Tanzania water resources, Water and Development Alliance for Tanzania Research Report

Apoorva Shastry and Michael Durand's Paper

Contact: Amanda Davey,

To view research publications related to the Bio-Irrigation for the African Sahel project, click here.

To view all research outputs from the Governance Research On Water Systems project, please explore the GROWS toolkit.

Project Fact Sheets and Reports

Vegetables on a wheelbarrow

Food Sovereignty Workshop: Community-centered approaches for food systems transformation, 2022 Report

Report on the 2022 Food Sovereignty Workshop at Ohio State University

Contact: Amanda Davey,

Schematic of accountability loop

Governance Research On Water Systems Fact Sheet


Contact: Dr. Amanda Robinson,; Dr. Mary Rodriguez,

Woman posing in window

Water and Development Alliance Tanzania Fact Sheet

WADA Tanzania Fact Sheet

Contact: Amanda Davey,

Millet fields

Bio-Irrigation for Climate Adaptation in the West African Sahel Fact Sheet

OSS Fact Sheet

Contact: Amanda Davey,

Village schematic

Sustainable Village Water Systems Fact Sheet

SVWSP Fact Sheet

Contact: Amanda Davey,

Avocado seedlings

Trees for the Future Final Report on Singida Villages Project, 2021

Forest Garden Component of SVWSP

Contact: Amanda Davey,

Child collecting water from a tap

Global Partners for Development Sustainable Villages Water System Pilot Follow Up Survey Report, 2019

Follow-up Survey Report

Contact: Amanda Davey,

Student Projects

Solar panel

Workforce development through solar powered water systems, Fisher College of Business Global Applied Projects

Solar Powered Water Systems Report

Contact: Amanda Davey,


Low-cost drone and sensor for agricultural applications on small farms in Tanzania, FABE Senior Capstone Design Project

Low-cost Drone and Sensor for Agricultural Applications Report

Contact: Amanda Davey,

Design for parabolic solar cooker

Solar cooking for developing nations, FABE Senior Capstone Design Project

Solar Cooking Report

Contact: Amanda Davey,

Institutional Documents

Global Water Institute logo

GWI Strategic Plan 2020-2025 Executive Summary

GWI Strategic Plan Executive Summary

Contact: Tom Darrah,

Students making OHIO sign

GWI Annual Report Fiscal Year 2020

Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Report

Contact: Tom Darrah,


Franchise model schematic

Rural Water Services Franchise Model

Rural Water Service Franchise Model

Contact: Dr. Keely Croxton,