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.
- New water hire: MSU researcher to build national microbial risk assessment program
- Project serves up big data to guide managing nation's coastal waters
- New scientific field looks at the big picture
- Study corrects misconceptions of Great Lakes evaporation
- Saving the Great Plains water supply
- Robofish Grace glides with the greatest of ease
- Hearty organisms discovered in bitter cold Antarctic brine
- MSU receives grant to fight harmful algal blooms
- Prof helps devise method to remove phosphorus from wastewater
- Water sustainability flows through human-nature interactions