OSU to Receive $4.9M Federal Grant for Climate Adaptation Training

Ohio State University is getting $4.85 million of Inflation Reduction Act money to make first-ever “climate-ready” training affordable for the next generation of Great Lakes hydrologists, shoreline engineers, water treatment plant operators, and other jobs that have a focus on anything from chronic algal blooms to fluctuating water levels.  Their goal is to train at least 100 climate-ready workers beginning in August 2024.

Office of Coastal Management the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has been following climate change impacts affecting the Great Lakes region, such as more frequent and intense storms, and fluctuating lake levels.  They believe it is crucial to invest more in young people who want careers evolving with climate change.

To read the full story by The Toledo Blade, visit www.toledoblade.com/local/environment/2024/06/12/osu-lands-4-9m-federal-grant-train-climate-ready-workforce-along-lake-erie/stories/20240611128.