Michigan's Water Strategy

Water Strategy

  • Michigan's Water Strategy

    • deq-ogl-WaterStrategy-CoverImageThe Water Strategy is a 30-year plan for Michiganders to protect, manage, and enhance Michigan’s water resources for current and future generations. The Strategy identifies key actions for actors at many levels to promote healthy water resources. It is organized around nine goals and outcomes designed to ensure the viability and sustainability of Michigan’s water resources over time, placing Michigan on a path to achieving its water vision in a way the that builds economic capacity while sustaining ecological integrity of this globally-significant resource.


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  • Water Strategy Implementation Process

    • Progress toward Strategy goals and outcomes will happen by harnessing a complex framework of governance, institutions and regulations to to build durable relationships and collaborate in management of our shared water resources. A long-term strategy built upon local, state, federal, tribal and international collaboration that involves continued learning, open dialogue and adaptive management is critical to achieving improved water quality and sustainable water resources.

      The Office of the Great Lakes will form an Interdepartmental Water Team to unite agencies to ensure a cohesive common strategy around Water Strategy implementation including the key state agency partners.

      The Team will establish a process for tribal government and stakeholder collaboration, criteria for setting implementation priorities, identifying cross-agency joint projects, and an approach to assess and evaluate progress achieved against the metrics and outcomes.


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