Mississippi Water Security Institute
May 14-28, 2017
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. Business, law, urban planning, historic preservation, engineering, conservation, biology, public health – we welcome a wide range of disciplines as long as you want to be part of a vigorous team of students and professionals engaged in interdisciplinary study of water resource management in Mississippi.
The focus of the 2017 MS WSI will be on urban water systems. Participants will confront questions of the relationships of water quality and availability to sound economic development and healthy ecosystems in urban environments.
Students from all honors programs in Mississippi colleges and universities are encouraged to apply to join the 2017 MS WSI, May 14-28. Up to fifteen students will be selected. All participants receive free housing and meals on the UM campus and a $1,000 stipend.
Are you in this picture?
- Do you pay attention to natural resource issues?
- Do you want to contribute to a prosperous and flourishing Mississippi?
- Do you think economic development is compatible with healthy communities and a healthy environment?
- Are you a leader and problem solver?
Applications for the 2017 MS WSI will be available online beginning October 1, 2016.
For more information, contact MS WSI Director, Dr. Cliff Ochs: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline: January 15, 2017