Feb. 11: ‘Water for the Americas’ tour stops at Ohio State

water for the americasCFAES’s Elena Irwin presents “What’s the Bottom Line? Incentives for Getting Businesses to Work for Water Sustainability” at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, as part of a daylong stop at Ohio State by the humanitarian Water for the Americas tour. The six-month van tour is traveling 15,000 miles from Boston to Rio de Janeiro to raise awareness of the global water crisis. Irwin’s talk is one of six free TEDx-style presentations on water sustainability scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Great Hall Meeting Room #1 in Ohio State’s Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St., Columbus. Related post.

Liquid breakfast, sustainable water

water splash for GBThe Feb. 11 breakfast program of the Environmental Professionals Network dives into water sustainability issues — specifically, the new Blueprint Columbus: Clean Streams, Strong Neighborhoods initiative and a stop by the ongoing Boston to Rio de Janeiro Water for the Americas tour. Sign up by Feb. 9.

Oct. 9: Water issues everywhere, a good-looking breakfast in front of you

The Environmental Professional Network’s second “2nd Tuesdays Breakfast Club” takes place on (yes) Tuesday, Oct. 9, in Columbus. Kieran Sikdar, technical advisor with the U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development, Austin, Tex., will present “Water Challenges in the U.S. and a Pilot Sustainability Project for the Lower Mississippi River Region.” Plan to discuss and to network as well. Details, including on registration, payment, and the menu, are here.

EPN coordinator David Hanselmann said last month’s breakfast, the network’s first, brought “over 125 attendees and lots of interest and excitement.”