Dedicated to the people of the Appalachian Ohio Valley

The Water Project is a public clearinghouse for information related to environmental water issues within the Appalachian Ohio Valley. Its mission is to bring information to citizens, policymakers and researchers from Ohio University’s journalism and academic communities and to provide a forum for community blogs and action groups. The Water Project is as much a public clearinghouse for information as it is an incubator for ideas and solutions.

While journalists initiated this clearinghouse and will continue to cover regional environmental issues of interest, the Water Project is designed for many voices. Sections to be added (perhaps by you) include a community blog, advocacy by regional groups and information about environmental research underway at Ohio University. If you wish to submit material to appear on the website, or if you have questions about the Water Project, email:

There is nothing to keep the Water Project from joining with other universities and public media networks to provide accurate and relevant information.

Water is our most vital resource. Join the conversation.

The Water Project is the first interdisciplinary digital media project produced by the Ohio University Scripps College of Communication. Professional practice faculty from the School of Visual Communication and the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism led students from photojournalism, information graphics, geography, reporting, editing and interactive design classes during an intense 15-week investigative journalism and multimedia production. The first multimedia stories and framework for the public clearinghouse were launched in the fall of 2014.

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