New BGSU center will study fresh water, human health (via The Blade)
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Bowling Green State University announced plans Monday for a new research center which aims to greatly expand how scientists investigate harmful algal blooms that cost Americans at least $2 billion a year in costs ranging from lost recreation to more expensive water treatment.
The Lake Erie Center for Fresh Waters and Human Health is one of only three projects nationally that will receive millions of dollars in funding under a special joint, five-year program created by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for major water quality studies.
The new BGSU center also is the only one of those three designed to focus on freshwater.
BGSU President Rodney Rogers at a news conference Monday said the university’s selection for the grant money “is a strong show of support in the quality of research into harmful algal blooms...read more.