COLUMBUS—A documentary film that explores the complexities of water access and affordability in Ohio will debut both virtually and in person on March 22, World Water Day.
The film, And Water for All, was written, directed, and produced by faculty, staff, and students from The Ohio State University School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR).
Building and maintaining the physical infrastructure to deliver high-quality, affordable water to Ohio’s citizens is a costly endeavor, and how to pay for these important investments can lead to heightened levels of social and political conflict. The documentary examines the challenges that governmental and nongovernmental actors will face to secure access to clean, affordable water in the coming decades.
“With this film, I set out to explore the complex conversations about water affordability across the state of Ohio with the goal of amplifying the voices of those who work toward providing clean, affordable water for all,” said Ramiro Berardo, SENR associate professor of environmental and natural resources policy and the film’s writer and director.
This year’s Composting in Ohio tour, featuring industry issues and innovative facilities, will center around Lake Erie. The Aug. 24 event is for anyone interested in commercial or large-scale composting, including business owners, compost facility staff, farmers, scientists and public officials. Participants on the tour will visit Barnes Nursery Inc.’scompost facility in Huron, which annually turns 20,000 tons of yard waste, food scraps and other materials into plant-friendly soils and composts; and a new system run by the Port of Cleveland and Cleveland’s Kurtz Bros. Inc. that recycles sediment dredged from the lake and the Cuyahoga River. Huron is about 50 miles west of Cleveland along Lake Erie’s shore.
Ever wonder what kinds of hawks and owls we have in Ohio? Want to enjoy wildlife in your own backyard? Have a well, but don’t know how to maintain it? Want to better understand the diagnostic details of invasive species? You are in luck – visit the Gwynne Conservation Area during the 2013 Farm Science Review held September 17 – 19 to learn about these topics and more! Held annually the Farm Science Review, a three-day farm trade show draws more than 130,000 farmers, growers, producers and agricultural enthusiasts from across the U.S. and Canada.