Graham Sustainability Institute


Partner with us

We address critical and emerging water resource challenges, and are always open to engaging new partners in our work. Our mission is to improve the policy and management decisions that affect our waters by integrating decision makers, other users, and natural and social scientists in collaborative research projects. This integration fosters learning by all participants and the co-production of high-quality, usable, science-based information that can lead to innovative solutions. If you are interested in collaborating with the Water Center, please contact us. Visit our staff page to identify the most appropriate contact.

Take a class

Personnel from the Water Center play an important role in training the next generation of Great Lakes leaders. In addition to mentoring students through research projects and internships, they routinely teach two courses at the University of Michigan.

Science and Management of the Great Lakes is a graduate-level seminar offered annually during the winter semester in the School for Environment and Sustainability. Students learn from a multi-disciplinary team of instructors how to connect science, management, and policy perspectives to enhance the management, restoration and protection of the Great Lakes ecosystem.

For other water-related courses at the University of Michigan, check out the Graham Institute’s U-M Sustainability Course Database.

Join us at an event

We host and participate in frequent campus, regional, and national events related to freshwater and estuarine science, research, and policy. View events here.

Throughout the academic year, we host gatherings for faculty, students, and local practitioners to exchange information about current water science issues and resources. For researchers interested in discussing a particular topic, please contact us: The Water Center is located at 214 S. State St., Suite 200, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, phone: 734-615-8402.