Last month, a group of researchers provided expertise on Ohio's water resources to the House Finance Subcommittee on Agriculture, Development and Natural Resources, which is seeking input on water-related topics under consideration by Governor DeWine. The committee heard from professors from Ohio State University, Heidelberg University, Bowling Green State University, and University of Toledo.
Drs. John Fulton , Jay Martin , John Lenhart , Audrey Sawyer , Aaron Wilson , and Robyn Wilson from OSU , along with Drs. Laura Johnson (Heidelberg), Tim Davis (BGSU), and Thomas Bridgeman (UT) provided testimony to the legislators and demonstrated the important role Ohio’s educational institutions have in solving water resources challenges. Committee Chairman Jim Hoops closed his hearing stating that “this was just the beginning” of the dialogue about H2Ohio and how much he valued the input from Ohio’s research universities. These leaders in academia effectively projected the importance of collaboration among institutions of higher education.