Watershed Management Online Certificate Program


Watershed management necessitates an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving, with law, policy, community development and resource economics issues contributing as much to solutions as engineering, biology, hydrology and chemistry. An effective watershed manager must understand the science behind water resources management and have skills in public relations, policy-making, and program evaluation. These courses have been developed in cooperation with the Department of Community Sustainability.  Three Key Concepts:

  • Partnerships with stakeholders affected by resource management decision
  • A geographic focus for management activities
  • Management techniques based on strong science and data.

Michigan State University has a unique opportunity to meet this education/information and ongoing service role required in the watershed planning area.


Each course is offered each semester.




Anyone with responsibilities or interest in watershed management will find these courses extremely beneficial.

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