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 (The RFP can be downloaded here). 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 technology, impacts of climate change on water resources, and emerging issues. Projects that also incorporate concepts of water equity, such as identifying causes and impacts of water-related disparities, developing or evaluating tools or strategies to improve water quality, or providing scientific information to benefit underserved communities are also sought. For a list of recently funded proposals visit our website: https://wrc.osu.edu/past.
Researchers involved in funded projects with an equity focus will be invited to join a Great Lakes Water Equity Research working group coordinated by the Water Resources Research Institutes in the Great Lakes region. The working group will organize member-driven activities that may include, but are not limited to: grant development workshops, conference special sessions, mini-conferences, special issue journal proposals, and coordinated communications to amplify research impacts. Funding of up to $1000 for these activities will be provided directly by the Ohio WRC and should not be included in the project budget.
The application deadline for Ohio pre-proposals is 4:00 PM, Friday, August 13, 2021. Pre-proposal decisions and an invitation to submit a full proposal will be announced the week of September 13, 2021. Full proposals will be due October 22, 2021 by 4:00 PM and funding decisions will be made by January 21, 2022. Funding is anticipated to begin on March 1, 2022.
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. THE OHIO DEADLINE for submission is June 10th, 2021 at 4 pm. Submit at email@example.com.
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 - Click here for more detailed instructions.
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