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  1. Researchers: Toledo Water Crisis Impacted Perceptions of Lake Erie Algae Causes

    https://field2faucet.osu.edu/news/researchers-toledo-water-crisis-impacted-perceptions-lake-erie-algae-causes

    The August 2014 water crisis in Toledo, Ohio, impacted Ohioans’ views of Lake Erie algae problems ... University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Through an initial analysis of survey ... Toledo water crisis and its media coverage reshaped Ohioans’ views of water quality in Lake Erie, their ...

  2. Field to Faucet Projects

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    outreach activities designed to deliver end-to-end solutions to harmful algal blooms and other water ... quality issues. Background After harmful algal blooms shut down drinking water for two days in Toledo, OH ... in 2014, a working group of 25 Ohio State faculty convened by the university's Global Water ...

  3. Identifying The Best Strategy To Reduce Phosphorus Loads To Lake Erie From Agricultural Watersheds

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    that would collect the water and soil samples, along with farm level data on management practices that ... Erie led to a two-day drinking water ban in Toledo. A research team led by Greg LaBarge, an Ohio State ... data will be used to compare predicted water quality impacts with actual water quality results to ...

  4. Report Shows How to Say Goodbye to Harmful Algal Blooms

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    as the one that shut down Toledo’s water supply for two days in 2014 — could become a problem of the ... in the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement between the U.S. and Canada. Scientists believe that ... decades, said Martin, who also leads Ohio State’s  Field to Faucet  water quality initiative. They include ...

  5. Development Of An Integrated System For Nitrogen And Phosphorus Removal From Animal Manure

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    a time-proven management practice that turns a waste product into a valuable soil amendment and fertilizer. But ... of steps, that include spinning the water out and mixing it with lime or gypsum, results in both ... a pilot-scale mobile processing unit. The End Result Clean water that is safe to use for irrigation, and less ...

  6. Develop New Technologies

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    researchers are developing new technological solutions, processes and applications that help make water/soil ... toxins in water, food A new sensor under development at The Ohio State University will detect harmful ... substances in water or food much more quickly than current methods. Lead: Wu Lu, Ohio State University. Read ...

  7. Ohio State Making Strides in Working to Improve Water Quality

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    Sciences at The Ohio State University launched its Nutrient Stewardship for Cleaner Water Signature ... Program, and already the initiative is making strides in working to improve water quality in Ohio. In that ... water resources and promote harmful algal blooms. Major water quality problems have occurred in Lake ...

  8. What Are Harmful Algal Blooms?

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    known as blue-green algae — that are always present in the water to some extent, but which grow ... a combination of warm water temperatures (above 60 degrees Fahrenheit) and high concentrations of phosphorus in ... the water. Typically, a high concentration of phosphorus and nitrogen in cold weather will produce ...

  9. OSU Extension Training Reaches Nearly 1 Million Acres To Improve Water Quality

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    There’s a growing army working to improve Ohio’s water quality. Since last fall, the College of ... the state’s water quality by informing growers about how to use less phosphorus and keep more of it on ... impacts on water quality in the state.” In the end, the goal of the training is to keep nutrient runoff ...

  10. NOAA, partners predict severe harmful algal bloom for Lake Erie

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    include a higher cost for cities and local governments to treat their drinking water, as well as risk to ... science-based information that water managers, public health officials, and others need to make critical ... for Water Quality Research.   “Last summer’s Toledo water crisis was a wake-up call to the serious ...

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