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  • Innovations in Collaborative Modeling: Participatory Modeling Field School (August 2019)


    August 19 - 20, 2019


    Wayne State University, David Adamany Undergraduate Library, 5150 Anthony Wayne, Detroit, MI 48202.  Field trips will take place in Detroit and Flint.


    The Participatory Modeling Field School features three days of hands-on workshops on qualitative, semi-quantitative, and quantitative participatory modeling (PM) methods. Sessions are facilitated by faculty and community partners who are renowned in their fields and who currently work on PM initiatives in Flint and Detroit.

    Come with your laptop and learn how to use various PM techniques and how they can help you in the representation of complex problems and in understanding what actions can be taken toward their resolution.

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


    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


    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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