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Ohio Water Research

Ohio is home to a considerable volume of Water Research. For a brief look at some of these initiatives, please see the links below.

Ohio Water Resources Center (WRC)

The Ohio WRC promotes innovative, water-related research in the State of Ohio through research grant competitions, coordination of interdisciplinary research proposals, and educational outreach activities.


Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory

Ohio Sea Grant is a statewide program that supports greater knowledge and stewardship of Lake Erie and the Great Lakes through research, education and outreach. Established in 1895, Stone Laboratory is the oldest freshwater biological field station in the U.S.


Sugar Creek Project

The Sugar Creek Project is an NSF-funded, community-based approach to watershed management that emphasizes local action and decision-making based on scientific data. The approach used is called the "Sugar Creek Method" and involves extensive benchmarking of headwater streams and water quality at a meaningful level to the local people.


Olentangy River Wetland Research Park

A long-term, large-scale wetland research facility, the Olentangy River Wetland Research Park is designed to provide teaching, research, and service related to wetland and river science and ecological engineering.