May 13, 2019 – May 14, 2019 all-day
NEW Center
1100 N. Main Suite 210
Kris Olsson
734.769.5123 x607

HRWC and MSU Present: 

Michigan Water School: Essential Resources for Local Officials

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.

As an elected or appointed official, you are a valued leader with a unique opportunity to make important decisions regarding the future of our water resources. Water School features both in-class presentations and interactive learning demonstrations along with a field-tour.

The program will include sessions on:

  • water quantity
  • water quality
  • economics, finance, and planning
  • water policy issues

Relevant topics presented as part of this course include:

  • Michigan’s ‘Blue Economy’
  • Water quantity and groundwater availability in Michigan
  • Dealing with water quality issues affecting the waters of Michigan
  • Critical connections to Michigan’s Water Strategy
  • Fiscal benefits of water management
  • How to incorporate water into local planning and placemaking
  • Risk management approaches
  • Water policy at the federal, tribal, state and local levels
  • Online Toolkit to help address water problems

Scholarship information:
Partial scholarships are available thanks to generous support from the Erb Family Foundation. Michigan Water School participants may request a $100 reimbursement scholarship.

WHERE: At the HRWC office in the NEW Center,  1100 N. Main Street, Ann Arbor.

WHEN: May 13 and 14, 2019

DEADLINE: 11:59 p.m. on May 3, 2019


MORE INFO: Please email Kris at kolsson@hrwc.org