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Ohio WRC Announces Funding for 4 New Projects Starting this Summer

The Ohio Water Resources Center (WRC) is the federally-authorized and state-designated Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) for the State of Ohio. Over the past decade, we have provided research funding for over 50 water related projects. The impact of the Ohio WRC spans the entire State, funding and managing research projects at many Ohio universities. With the assistance of the United State Geological Survey (USGS) and the Ohio Water Development Authority (OWDA), we are happy to announce the funding of four new projects starting June 2019!

  • Dr. Andy May, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University (Investigating the extent of drinking water source contamination in southeastern Ohio by air emissions of HFPO-DA from the Chemours Washington Works facility)
  • Dr. Patrick Ray, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati (Multidimensional Risk Assessment on Riverine Contamination: Case Study of Cincinnati, OH)
  • Dr. Lei Wu, Assistant Professor, Ohio University (Capillary trapping of buoyant particles by cylindrical collectors and its application in transport of floating fertilizers in overland flow)
  • Dr. Jorge Villa, Visiting Assistant Research Professor, The Ohio State University (Linking wetland ecological functions: towards a combined-ecosystem service quantification to promote ecosystem health in Lake Erie)

Congratulations again to this year's recipients! We will be releasing a call for next year's pre-proposals on July 8th, 2019 with a pre-proposal application deadline on August 2nd, 2019. Pre-proposals will be accepted via Ohio WRC email ( and detailed instructions will be provided.