World Water Day at Ohio State

March 18, 2018
Water Awareness event at Ohio State on March 22 to recognize importance of water.

Ohio State will recognize World Water Day 2018 with a Water Awareness event March 22 from 12 noon to 3 pm in the Ohio Union Great Hall Meeting Room #2. World Water Day, on March 22 every year, focuses attention on the importance of water. An initiative of the United Nations, the theme for World Water Day 2018 is ‘Nature for Water’ – exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century. 

Damaged ecosystems affect the quantity and quality of water available for human consumption. Today, 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home; affecting their health, education and livelihoods.

Stop by to learn about important Ohio State water improvement research and what our students are doing to provide safe, convenient water supplies in Tanzania and other places in need.

Thursday, March 22
12 - 3 pm
Ohio Union Great Hall Meeting Room #2

What is World Water Day?
World Water Day, on March 22 every year, focuses attention on the importance of water. An initiative of the United Nations, the theme for World Water Day 2018 is ‘Nature for Water’ – exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.

Damaged ecosystems affect the quantity and quality of water available for human consumption. Today, 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home; affecting their health, education and livelihoods.

Units displaying their water sustainability efforts on the South Oval March 22 include:
Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center
College of Public Health
Engineers without Borders Student Chapter
Energy Services and Sustainability
Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed
Global Water Institute
InFACT Discovery Theme
Office of Energy and Environment
Ohio Sea Grant
Ohio State Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park
Office of Student Life
Ohio Water Resources Center
Sustainable and Resilient Economy Program
TerrAquaStudent Organization
Untapped Shores Student Organization
Wexner Medical Center
Join the World Water Day Twitter scavenger hunt by following @OhioStateGWI. Find fliers announcing World Water Day at water-related campus landmarks, and take a photo to post to Twitter with #OSUwater18 or @OhioStateGWI tagged to win a T-shirt at the World Water Day event March 22!

Ohio Water Resources Center is also holding a video competition open to all students. If you are interested in solving modern-day water challenges with the help of nature, create a 60-second video on your own or with a small group. What does using "nature for water" mean to you? Upload the video to YouTube and email it to ohiowrc@osu.edu by Mar. 19!

Sponsored by the Office of Energy and Environment, Wexner Medical Center, Global Water Institute, and Sustainable and Resilient Economy Discovery Theme Program.

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