Governor Rick Snyder has tasked the state government of Michigan with creating a vision for how it will manage water quality and quantity in the near and not-so-near future. The “water strategy” aims to steer water-related policy in all forms for the next 30 years toward sustainable, beneficial use.
The Office of the Great Lakes will spearhead this effort, in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Environmental Quality, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. The water strategy team is currently planning for a broad public engagement strategy, with more details soon to come.
For more information, see full Michigan DEQ announcement.