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  • Michigan Water School: Essential Resources for Local Officials (May--CANCELLED, June, July, September 2020)

    Location:

    • CANCELLED: May 18 - 19, 2020: UM Environmental Interpretive Center, 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, MI 48128
    • June 24 - 25, 2020: Belle Isle Nature Center,176 Lakeside Dr., Detroit, MI 48207
    • July 8 - 9, 2020: Macomb Intermediate School District, 44001 Garfield Road, Clinton Township, MI 48038
    • September 22 - 23, 2020: E.L. Johnson Nature Center, 3325 Franklin Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

    Description:

    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
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