The future of the Great Lakes, their management, and their usage were among key topics in a forum held recently at MSU's Institute for Public Policy and Social Research.
The forum focused on the key question of how we should manage these huge bodies of fresh water in order to guarantee their availability for future generations.
This is happening while the Obama Administration is asking for $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
Jennifer Read is Deputy Director of the University of Michigan Water Center and Jon Allen is Director of the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes.
Both were in attendance at the forum, and they give us an overview of what was discussed.
You can listen to the full interview above.