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The MSU Global Water Initiative

Michigan State University Global Water Initiative

MSU Global Water Initiative

Michigan State University has established the MSU Global Water Initiative to advance innovative science that addresses the most important water problems facing society across the globe. Academic institutions are being asked to form and nurture transdisciplinary teams of researchers—scientists, engineers, economists, and those interested in public policy—to address society’s greatest challenges. One of those challenges is providing people around the world with access to clean, affordable water while maintaining healthy, sustainable aquatic ecosystems.

MSU is positioned to be at the forefront in addressing these critical issues of water science and policy. What’s needed is a bold, targeted strategy to broaden faculty leadership, expand expertise, and establish a systems-oriented, transdisciplinary approach. The Global Water Initiative is MSU’s response to this need.

MSU Water Research

Faculty and administrators at Michigan State University describe MSU's water research initiative in the video below.

Research highlights

New faculty positions

Graphic icon representing two people.MSU has hired 21 new faculty as part of the Global Water Initiative. There are currently no open postings.

Making a splash in Michigan and beyond

Cover of the Summer 2012 Future Magazine.Read the latest issue of Futures magazine (pdf) to learn how the Global Water Initative is “securing a safe and plentiful water supply.”