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Infrastructure and More: Researchers and university leaders report on Michigan’s needs and opportunities

Infrastructure and More: Researchers and university leaders report on Michigan’s needs and opportunities
July 9, 2019 GLNeditor

Algal blooms in the Great Lakes. Outdated infrastructure that can’t manage severe storm runoff in Michigan communities. Industrial chemicals known as PFAS in drinking water around the state.

And the continued conflict and resolutions between environmentalists and the maritime industry on Lakes issues, including the expansion of the Soo Locks.

All of these issues were part of the University Research Corridor’s Infrastructure Innovation Tour, which concluded with a forum in Detroit earlier this summer. Now you can watch and learn about what other key issues for Michigan residents were part of those discussions.

Detroit Public TV will stream the session at noon ET, Thursday, July 11.

Sign up HERE for a reminder to tune in online.

During the online broadcast, Great Lakes Now News Director Natasha Blakely will hear from you and provide additional information about discussion topics.

Watch on Facebook Live, follow us for notifications when the event begins. 

And if you have other questions about the Great Lakes you’d like us to try and answer, ask them HERE.

The streaming session was organized by the University Research Corridor, a project of Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University. Beyond water quality and the Great Lakes, the tour also looked at energy, mobility and communications. According to the URC, researchers at the three universities are involved in about $1.64 billion in research on those topics.

The full report from the tour is HERE.

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