Mississippi Water Security Institute
May 13-27, 2018
Where we are water-rich, let’s be water-wise.
Funded by the Robert M. Hearin Foundation, the MS WSI is a residential two-week workshop for honors college undergraduates to explore the topic of water security in the state of Mississippi. We seek the future leaders who want to link strong economic development with community health and protection of water availability and quality.
For the 2018 WSI, the focus will be water security issues of the Gulf Coast region. Participants will confront questions of the relationships of water quality and availability to sound economic development and healthy ecosystems in urban environments.
Business, law, urban planning, historic preservation, engineering, conservation, biology, public health – we welcome a wide range of disciplines. The design will feature interdisciplinary training and experiential learning; we will incorporate and query multiple viewpoints and stakeholder concerns. We’ll hear presentations from leaders and experts in water use and business/community development, and we will travel to representative sites where the topic of urban water security can be understood in context.
Can you see yourself in this picture?
- Do you want to contribute to a prosperous and flourishing Mississippi?
- Do you pay attention to natural resource issues?
- Do you think economic development is compatible with healthy communities and a healthy environment?
- Do you want to be a part of a vigorous team of students and professionals dedicated to practical interdisciplinary study of water resource management in Mississippi?
This is your chance.
Students from all honors programs in Mississippi colleges and universities are encouraged to apply to join the 2018 MS WSI. Up to fifteen students will be selected. All participants receive free housing and meals on the UM campus for the two-week period, and a $1,000 stipend.
Applications for the 2017 MS WSI will be available online beginning October 1, 2017.
For more information, contact MS WSI Director, Dr. Cliff Ochs: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline: January 15, 2018