Faculty and staff in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences have a long and productive record of conducting research, teaching, and extension/outreach activities to address Ohio’s pressing water quality challenges. 

To see highlights of our efforts click the following links:

Addressing Lake Erie Algal Blooms

Improving Water Quality throughout Ohio

Meeting Ohio's Water Quality Challenges

In the fall of 2017, a Water Quality Task Force (WQTF) was appointed by the CFAES Dean and Vice President for Agricultural Administration Dr. Cathann Kress. The WQTF spent a year soliciting feedback from faculty, staff and external stakeholders (see details here). This feedback was used to design a proposal for a Water Quality Initiative (WQI) to increase the impact and relevance of our college's work on water quality.

In January 2019, the WQTF submitted a final recommendation for the WQI to Dean Kress. We are actively working to implement these recommendations. The WQI will provide support, coordination, and leadership for the water quality-related research, teaching and extension/outreach activities of our college’s faculty and staff.  

WQTF Final Report

This website shares information about the WQTF activities and materials related to the new WQI.  

If you have comments, questions, or suggestions, please contact us!


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