UT Water Task Force

Tom Bridgeman showing a Lake Erie water sample Lake Erie bloom UT boat on Lake Erie

In response to the Toledo’s August, 2014 water crisis, the University of Toledo formed a Task Force to provide support and information to public officials and the public from UT experts on the nature of the problem and to suggest approaches to protect the health of Lake Erie, the quality of drinking water in Northwest Ohio and the health of the citizens of the region. 

The University of Toledo has built tremendous faculty depth and breadth in environmental sciences, environmental engineering, water treatment technologies, water policy and law, and environmental issues relating to public health as a focused area of investment over the past 15 years and they are uniquely qualified to address the multi-dimensional aspects of this question.

Tom Bridgeman discusses algal bloom forecast on The Leading Edge... WTOL 11 - Local CBS Affiliate 



Jessica Sherman Collier, UT Grad Student

selected as Finalist for national
fellowship from Sea grant.


  Ohio Sea Grant Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative Year 2 Project Update
Ohio sea grant Harmful Algal Bloom
Research Initiative
2017 Project Update
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"The Trump and Trudeau Administrations on Water"
Friday, November 3, 2017
University of Toledo Law Center

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Task Force Subcommittees 

Watch “Harmful Algae in Ohio’s Great Lake.”

Last Updated: 7/18/18