Michigan Water School: Essential Resources for Local Officials (May, September 2019)


MSU Extension Water School is a policy-neutral, fact-based program. The objective of this two-day program is to provide local decision-makers, appointed and elected officials, and municipal staff with critical, relevant information needed to understand Michigan’s water resources, including the fundamentals of water science, in order to support sound water management decisions and increase awareness of current and future local and state water issues. This workshop will investigate:

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


May 13 - 14, 2019 and September 26 - 27, 2019. 


  • May 13 - 14, 2019: Huron River Watershed Water School, NEW Center, 1100 N. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • September 26 - 27, 2019: Rouge River Watershed Water School, Northville Township Hall, 44405 6 Mile Road, Northville, MI 48168


State, local elected and appointed officials, and staff members wanting to gain access to resources and knowledge about water management

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