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Coffee Talks

Coffee Talks

Coffee Talks Coffee Talks provide a monthly opportunity for U-M faculty, staff, and students interested in water, and water folks in Southeast Michigan to connect with colleagues, learn about pressing and/or emerging water-related issues, and meet new partners.

This winter, Water@Michigan Coffee Talks will address water justice from the perspectives of U-M researchers, institutes, and external partners. Together, we will explore the evolving needs of Michigan communities and how expertise in social science might help address their complex water challenges. We invite you to join us for these important and needed conversations.

See our Winter 2024 Line-up below and register for Winter 2024 by clicking the box at the bottom of the page.


January 10, 2024 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Great Lakes Room, Palmer Commons

Indigenous Water Philosophy and Governance

Dr. Matthew Fletcher, Professor, Michigan Law


February 21, 2024 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Great Lakes Room, Palmer Commons

Securing Statewide Water Affordability

Sylvia Orduño, People’s Water Board Coalition


March 27, 2024 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Great Lakes Room, Palmer Commons

The Ethics of Water: From Commodification to Common Ownership

Book talk by author Dr. Cameron Fioret, United Nations University


Register Here

For more information about Coffee Talks, contact water-collab@umich.edu. Please sign up for the mailing list via the form on the left to stay up-to-date with upcoming Coffee Talks.