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Professional Resources

Sustainable water management strategies demand collaboration among researchers, stakeholders and governing bodies. Ohio WRC supports water related research relevant to the State of Ohio. Furthermore we connect researchers from multiple Ohio Universities with federal and state agency representatives, water management professionals, non-governmental organizations and the public.

Funding via Ohio WRC & NIWR


104(b) - The Ohio Water Resources Center (WRC) is seeking research pre-proposals to address current water resources issues in the State of Ohio. This annual competition for in-state researchers is made possible through the Water Resources Research Institute 104(b) Program. The aim of these grants is to stimulate water-related research relevant to Ohio to the point where a highly competitive external proposal can be developed. The Ohio WRC will accept any pre-proposal related to Ohio water resources issues, but expects to give priority to proposals that address algal blooms & nutrients, water & energy nexus issues, and water technology & emerging issues. Specific pre-proposal submission instruction for FY2019 (deadline August 12th, 2019 at 4:00PM) can be found here. The review criteria can be accessed here.

104(g) - USGS in cooperation with the NIWR request proposals for matching grants to support research on the topic of improving and enhancing the nation’s water supply. The goals of the National Competitive Grants program are to promote collaboration between the USGS and university scientists in research on significant national and regional water resources issues; promote the dissemination and results of the research funded under this program; and to assist in the training of scientists in water resources. (CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)

OSU Water Energy Nexus Funding - Ohio Water Resources Center together with the Office of Energy and Environment at OSU is requesting proposals from Ohio State University investigators with PI status to address current water energy nexus issues. (CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)

Time Critical Research proposals - (CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)

IWR - National grant competition for up to $200,000, with an emphasis on applied investigative proposals for specific areas related to water resources issues in the United States. (CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)

Data and Analysis

Heidelberg NCWQR Tributary Data - long term data from the Lake Erie watershed

Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS) Data Portal provides access to near-realtime and archived observations and to model forecasts for the Great Lakes.

NOAA - National Weather Service Ohio data

Ohio Beach Guard - data from Ohio's 134 public beaches

Ohio EPA certified labs for water analysis

ORSANCO - Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Comission, monitoring data from Ohio River

Water Quality Portal - a cooperative service sponsored by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Water Quality Monitoring Council (NWQMC) that integrates publicly available water quality data