Free online Michigan Water School webinar series

October 8, 2020 3:00PM - 5:00PM

Contact: Mary Bohling,

Boat on water in Grand Haven, MI

Elected and appointed officials often need to make important decisions regarding the future of shared water resources. The new online version of the Michigan Water School program from Michigan Sea Grant and Michigan State University Extension provides decision-makers with critical, relevant information needed to understand Michigan’s water resources in order to support sound water management decisions.

This year Michigan Water School: Essential Resources for Local Officials will be offered for free in a Zoom webinar format on four Thursday afternoons in October and November. This project has been generously supported by the Erb Family Foundation and Pure Oakland Water.

Science and resources

The program will include sessions on water quantity; water quality; water finance and planning; and water policy issues. Topics to be covered include:

  • The Blue Economy
  • Fiscal benefits of water management
  • Incorporating water into local planning and placemaking
  • Resources to help address water problems
  • Water policy at the federal, tribal, state, and local levels

Webinar schedule

Water School speakers will include educators and faculty from MSU and MSU Extension as well as other experts providing local perspectives. The webinar series will be held 3-5 p.m. on the following Thursdays:

  • Oct. 8: Water Quantity
  • Oct. 22: Water Quality
  • Nov. 5: Water Finance & Planning
  • Nov. 19: Water Policy


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