U-M Water Center studies Great Lakes environmental impacts

From zebra mussels to algal blooms to fluctuating water levels, researchers at the U-M Water Center are working to protect the health and vitality of the Great Lakes, the Midwest’s most precious natural resource.

“What we have in the Great Lakes is a system that provides Michigan and the surrounding states and provinces economic and cultural vitality,” said Jennifer Read, director of the U-M Water Center, part of the Graham Sustainability Institute. “But these aren’t just a great state or regional asset—the Great Lakes are global in scale.”

The Graham Sustainability Institute has funded 37 research projects since its inception in 2012.

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