Ohio Sea Grant, on behalf of The Ohio State University, The University of Toledo and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE), has released the 2021 research findings update for the statewide Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative (HABRI), which seeks solutions for harmful algal blooms in Ohio.
The initiative consists of more than 80 science teams working on different critical knowledge gaps identified by front-line state agencies that include the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA), Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), Ohio Department of Health (ODH), and Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
Nicholas Basta, a professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University is one of the scientists leading research in the Produce Safe Drinking Water focus area of the HABRI. The project, "What Happens to Algal Toxins in Water Treatment Residuals?" is featured on page 11 of the new report.