O'Neill Global Leadership Program: Portugal
The O’Neill School invites graduate students to apply for the O’Neill Global Leadership Program (GLP) in Portugal, a new international internship program available to students in all graduate degrees, offered in partnership with the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) and the Study in Portugal Network (SiPN), both based in Lisbon, Portugal. Selected students will be named Portugal Fellows and serve as the inaugural cohort of students participating in 2022.
O'Neill Global Leadership Program: Brazil
The O’Neill School invites graduate students in any degree to apply for the O’Neill Global Leadership Program (GLP) in Brazil, an internship program that places students in internships in the Brazilian Federal Government. This program is a partnership between O’Neill and the Brazilian Federal Government through the Escola Nacional de Administração Pública (ENAP). Selected students will be named Brazil Fellows and will serve as our fourth cohort in this program.
Grant Thornton Idea
The Grant Thornton Institute for Data Exploration for Risk Assessment and Management, or GT-IDEA, is designed to prepare students to become the next generation of effective industry leaders. GT-IDEA students will gain experience working on real industry issues, engage in case studies and competitions, and benefit from interactions with established risk assessment and management practitioners from Grant Thornton.
With a focus on assessing risk both in terms of service delivery exposure and/or client risk, the mission of GT-IDEA is to leverage disruptive technology and unlock innovation in the market by integrating leading edge technology with business and policy.
This interdisciplinary institute was established with a generous gift from Grant Thornton LLP, a leading consulting and accounting firm.
To learn more or get involved, contact co-director and O’Neill senior lecturer, B. Andrew Chupp at email@example.com
120Water Technical Assistance Program (TAP)
120Water, the nation’s leader in water quality and lead management programs, recently launched two new offerings to help water professionals across the country prepare for pending regulatory and infrastructure demand through the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) and Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework.
“Water professionals across the country are preparing for massive change and 120Water is proud to partner with our customers to deliver solutions that help make that daunting task a little easier,” said Megan Glover, Co-Founder and CEO at 120Water. “This year we’ve experienced 390% growth in the systems we work with, which can be attributed to the coming regulatory and infrastructure demands they are faced with.”
Recently 120Water launched two new offerings to help water professionals meet such demands. The first is a curated network of organizations known as the Service Partner Network (SPN). LCRR will require new capabilities from water systems from advanced data management and field services to communications strategies. 120Water’s SPN includes partners with expertise in environmental and engineering consulting, communications best practices and more; all partners are designed to help systems manage any area of LCRR requirements.
“The Lead and Copper Rule Revisions will be one of the biggest regulatory changes for the water industry in the last thirty years,” said Ike Moss, General Manager at Khafra, an Engineering Consulting Firm and 120Water SPN partner. “We’re excited to partner with an experienced team like 120Water who knows how to manage lead compliance programs. Together we’ll help water professionals ease the operational and logistical burden while protecting public health.”
Furthering their efforts to prepare systems for the future and scale appropriately, 120Water also launched its Technical Assistance Program (TAP) in partnership with Indiana University’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. The program enables graduate students to gain real-world consulting experience under the direction of the 120Water Services team, investing in the next generation of industry professionals.
The first cohort of TAP students includes six individuals hailing from Indiana, Utah, Virginia, and Ohio who are working with 120Water to run data analysis and back-end support for over 90 communities across the country.
“Recruiting, training and retaining workforce in water is among one of the sector’s most pressing challenges,” said Glover. “Our hope is that by partnering with the workforce of the future and exposing students in TAP to real-world programs that improve our nation’s infrastructure and the access to clean drinking water, we will ignite the interest of the next generation of water professionals.”
120Water is the end-to-end solution used by water professionals across the country to manage critical lead and drinking water programs. Comprised of secure cloud-based software, services and point of use kits, 120Water’s solution provides tailored workflows for complying with lead and water quality programs that protect public health. Their team of water, policy and technology experts have supported over 7,000 sampling events across the country, partnering with water systems and government agencies such as Citizens Energy Group, the City of Providence, the City of Asheville, and Chicago Public Schools to protect public health and provide clean drinking water to all communities.