MSU Center for Water Sciences


MSU Center for Water Sciences


What is CWS?


The Center for Water Sciences (CWS) seeks to advance water science and education at MSU. CWS began as an MSU REF center funded from 2005-2013 and continues as a network of MSU faculty. CWS members explore linkages between human and natural aquatic systems.


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Project Highlight

Water Faculty and post-docs: Please join us on Oct 23 for the MSU Water Networking event!

Come meet the new water hires and connect with colleagues. MSU will be hosting the water networking event for faculty on October 23 from 3:30-5:30 pm in the Riverside Room at the Kellogg Center.


MSU @ the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting

MSU faculty and students recently presented their work at the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Portland, Oregon. Check out the link above to see a list of MSU presenters.


Updated Water RFPs for 2014

Looking for research funding? We've updated the external RFP page with new 2014 grant opportunities.

Check out our new Resources for Proposals page

Looking for info on how to write a data management plan? Need to figure out salary for a post-doc? CWS has put together resources and tips to help faculty prepare their grant proposals.

MSU Global Water Initiative

MSU has hired 21 new water faculty. To learn more, check out!

Online guidance for qPCR

Interested in using qPCR for assessing recreational water quality? Check out our online guidance on using the new EPA method.




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