MSU Center for Water Sciences

Mission

The mission of The Center for Water Sciences (CWS) at MSU is to advance scientific research and knowledge for understanding, protecting, and restoring water resources and their sustainable use by humans and ecosystems around the Great Lakes and the world.  Our interdisciplinary scientific teams of MSU faculty and students investigate and provide solutions to current, emerging, and future environmental problems that face our local, national, and global water systems.  CWS investigators are addressing a variety of research topics including antibiotics in water and development of microbial resistance, viral pathogens and waterborne disease, the complexity of natural and human influences on biodiversity and valued attributes of aquatic ecosystems within watersheds, and the effects of contaminants with global origins.  The CWS is dedicated to promoting the integration of traditional fields of science to address water-related issues and research that focus on ecosystems and human health. 

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