MSU Center for Water Sciences


CWS Water Fellows Program

Water Fellows Program

Through the Water Fellows Program, CWS brings together a diverse group of Michigan citizens, called Water Fellows, and nationally-renowned water scientists to discuss critical water issues. The Water Fellows workshops are held every other year (odd-numbered years) and each series explores a different water issue. For more information, and to access materials from the past workshops, please explore the below links:


View Michigan Office of the Great Lakes Director, Patricia Birkholz's March 25th seminar "Challenges, Choices, and Consequences: Visioning MI Water Future." Exit to WKAR video>>



Reports from each workshop series are available at the above links. We have also published the following article about the first Water Fellows workshop which contains a discussion of the format we use in all the workshop series.

Dreelin, E. A. and J. B. Rose. 2008. Creating a dialogue for effective collaborative decision-making: a case study with Michigan stakeholders. Journal of Great Lakes Research 34(1):12-22.



CWS hosts the Water Fellows Program with support from:

Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research

Sustainable Michigan Endowed Project (SMEP)

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources


For More Information

If you have questions about the Water Fellows Program, please contact Dr. Erin Dreelin.



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