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Water

Water is a vital resource within any community. At MSU, most of our water supply is drawn from the Saginaw Aquifer, a deep sandstone formation that lies beneath much of central Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

With water so ubiquitous in the state of Michigan, it can be easy to forget that it requires the same sustainable management principles as other natural resources. MSU utilizes many important water management techniques including:

More information about campus stormwater management techniques can be accessed at the MSU Water website. A self-guided walking tour of some of MSU’s sustainable stormwater management practices has also been established.

A satellite photo of Michigan, The Great Lakes State.

Global Water Initiative

Michigan State University plays a vital role in the field of water research. As water becomes more limited around the globe, we realize that increased expertise in water-related issues is needed. MSU has responded to this demand by establishing the MSU Global Water Initiative to engage scientists, engineers, economists and those involved in public policy to address the world's water issues.