Water is one of the largest research areas in the environmental sciences at Ohio State, with over 250 faculty from multiple colleges looking at water issues from every angle, including:
- Freshwater ecology, wetlands, aquatic geochemistry
- Water quantity; hydrology and hydrodynamics; modeling and sensing
- Physical, ecological, social/cultural, economic watershed dynamics; agricultural water management and impact
- Nutrient and contaminant science and technology; water treatment; remediation and mitigation
- Sustainable systems solutions to global/local rural water challenges
Water Research Community
Water research is happening all across Ohio State--including at field sites all across the globe.
Our Water researchers group brings them all in one place.
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Research Centers and Initiatives
Environmental Policy Initiative
This Initiative aims to stimulate and focus systematic collaboration in environmental policy, through research, graduate and undergraduate education, communication with the policy community, and interaction with the national and international community of scholars in environmental policy.
Environmental Communication, Analysis, and Research for Policy Working Group
Located within the School of Environment and Natural Resources, the ECARP is a multi-disciplinary research, development, and consultation center staffed by a core group of affiliated faculty members and graduate research associates representing the social, management, and natural sciences.
Human Dimensions of the Environment Group
Human Dimensions of Environment (HDE) is an interdisciplinary research group at The Ohio State University focused on promoting social-behavioral approaches to the environment through cross-university research, teaching and outreach collaborations.
Soil Environmental Technology Learning Laboratory
Two faculty team dedicated to eliminating nonpoint source pollution from sewage systems serving homes and business in rural Ohio through hands-on educational programming.