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March 24, 2024

Making a splash in water research

Water is the most precious and essential resource for life on Earth.

It’s no surprise, then, that Michigan State University is committed to finding solutions to modern problems that jeopardize the availability of clean, safe water for natural ecosystems and for human uses, including drinking, agriculture and so much more.

MSU is known for its long-standing involvement and leadership in water research. Its Institute of Water Research was established in the 1960s and, in the decades since, several more programs and partnerships have evolved to monitor, analyze and protect water resources in the Great Lakes State and beyond.

In 2012, for example, MSU launched the Global Water Initiative, or GWI. The five-year initiative added more than a dozen new faculty members to an already strong community of water scientists and, today, MSU is home to more than 140 water researchers.

To enhance and amplify the collective efforts of these researchers, the university recently launched the MSU Water Alliance, a nexus created to unite the many facets of water research already happening across campus and to forge new pathways to solutions.

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By: Matt Davenport


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