Water Center

  1. March 6, 2023

    Campus briefs

    Short news items from around the University of Michigan.

  2. December 3, 2021

    Growing water affordability crisis touches all Michiganders

    The U-M Water Center released a report that found water and sewer service affordability, at both the household and community levels, is a widespread and growing problem across Michigan.

  3. August 9, 2019

    Team led by U-M selected to manage national estuary research

    A team led by U-M has been awarded a five-year, $20 million cooperative agreement to help oversee research at a nationwide network of 29 coastal reserves.

  4. January 22, 2018

    Research shows harmful algal blooms can become airborne

    A study by U-M researchers shows that biological material from harmful Great Lakes algal blooms can become ejected into the air as waves break against the shore.

  5. December 1, 2015

    Innovative gardens help manage stormwater, beautify Detroit

    A U-M pilot project shows how vacant property in Detroit can be converted to “bioretention gardens” that help manage stormwater drainage while beautifying neighborhoods.

  6. September 16, 2015

    $3M to aid study of Detroit River phosphorus, green infrastructure

    A $3 million grant from the Erb Family Foundation will allow the U-M Water Center to study the Detroit River’s contributions to Lake Erie algae blooms.

  7. December 10, 2014

    U-M to explore ways to deal with Great Lakes water-level changes

    The Graham Sustainability Institute is launching a collaborative research initiative to help determine the best strategies for dealing with Great Lakes water-level changes.

  8. August 18, 2014

    Water Center wins $20M contract to help lead estuary research

    The U-M Water Center has been awarded a five-year, $20 million contract to help oversee research at a nationwide network of 28 coastal reserves.