Type: Public event

Michigan’s Municipal Water Infrastructure: Policy Choices and Issues Conference

Date & time

Mar 22, 2016, 8:30 am-12:00 pm EDT


Lansing Convention Center
333 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48933

The “Michigan’s Municipal Water Infrastructure: Policy Choices and Issues” conference is being sponsored by a consortium of universities across the state, with the hope of bringing a voice of academic research and analysis to the topic of municipal water policy in the state (particularly relevant in the face of the crisis in Flint). Faculty will present on a range of issues: from water supply engineering issues to municipal funding needs to health and environmental impacts to state and federal regulation.


For more information and to register, please visit http://events.anr.msu.edu/MMWI/  This conference is free, however space is limited so please register early to secure your spot.


This conference is co-hosted by: Eastern Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, Michigan State University, Oakland University, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Dearborn, University of Michigan Flint, and Wayne State University.



8:30 – 9:00 AM -----      Registration with Coffee & Pastries

9:00 – 9:05 AM -----      Welcome


Water Infrastructure Engineering, Economics, and Regulation Panel

9:05 – 9:35 AM -----      Dr. Jan Beecher, Dr. Carol Miller & Dr. Krista Wigginton

9:35 – 10:05 AM -----    Q & A

10:05 – 10:20 AM -----Break with Coffee & Pastries


Policy and Investment Aspects of Municipal Infrastructure Panel

10:20 – 10:50 AM -----Dr. Jacob Lederman, Dr. Eric Scorsone & Dr. Joe Hamm

10:50 – 11:15 AM -----Q & A


Consequences of Infrastructure Failure

11:15 – 11:45 AM -----Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD

11:45 – Noon -----         Q & A