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World class researchers and practitioners engaged with the MSU community on cutting-edge environmental topics related to water.

The series was sponsored by the Environmental Science and Policy Program, Center for Water Sciences, and Michigan AgBio Research as part of MSU’s new Global Water Initiative.  An initiative to advance innovative science and policy to address major water problems facing society across the globe. More about the Global Water Initiative.


Charles FishmanThe Coming Water Revolution: Everything about water is about to change - how we think about it, what we pay for it, where we get it, how we use it.

Charles Fishman, author, The Big Thirst
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Abstract & Biosketch



Robert GlennonWater shortages and solutions

Robert Glennon Jr., Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy, University of Arizona
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Abstract & Biosketch



Ronnie GreenAt the Center of the Food, Energy and Environment Nexus: Water is the New Oil

Ronnie Green, Harlan Vice Chancellor, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Friday, November 2, 2012
Videos, Abstract, & Biosketch



Stephen CarpenterGlobal Change and Freshwaters

Stephen Carpenter, Director of the Center for Limnology, University of Wisconsin
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Video, Abstract, & Biosketch