1. Household Water Use

    May 27, 2020

    Just published a new fact sheet on household water use.  The good news is water use per person is going down, thanks to new low-water using fixtures.  Read more about Household Water Use.

  2. China Increasing Agricultural Production on a Sea of Plastic

    May 8, 2020

    Ninety percent of the world's plastic greenhouses, covering 3.3 million hectares. China is also the world leader in the use of plastic mulch, over 2 million tons. Agricultural plastics are dirty making them difficult to recycle. To learn more, read the article in the New Security Beat.

  3. Willingness to upgrade septic systems

    Apr 8, 2020

    The cover story of the January/February issue of Journal of Environmental Health features OSU research on Water Quality Trading and rural homeowners' willingness to upgrade their septic systems to reduce nutrient discharge to Lake Erie.  This surprising finding points out an additional way to reduce non-point source pollution.  

    Guo, YT, K. Mancl, and R. Moore. 2020. Water quality trading mechanisms enhances willingness to upgrade rural household septic systems in the western Lake Erie basin, northwest Ohio. Journal of Environmental Health. 82(6):8-15.