The nation’s only graduate school dedicated solely to the study of fresh water

From the shores of Lake Michigan, we study the largest freshwater system on Earth, as well as urban rivers, storm- and wastewater infrastructure, groundwater and inland lakes, aquaculture and fisheries, robotic systems, human and environmental health, and interdisciplinary solutions to freshwater conflicts.

We’re equipping future scientists, researchers, and policymakers with the interdisciplinary skills and expertise needed to address the critical challenges facing our freshwater resources, and protect and preserve one of our most vital natural resources.

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