Partnerships - IN-Water


The Infrastructure Network for Water, or IN-Water, is a URC collaborative project focused on water infrastructure. It is a pilot to a larger interest in developing a national infrastructure network focused on multiple urban infrastructure systems.


Cities of the future will leverage new technologies, infrastructure, design, and planning techniques to create an economically vital and dynamic community. While change can be incremental, currently transformative actions are needed in order to envision and implement a comprehensive and integrated plan for infrastructure modernization.

  • Water services: To ensure public health and safety, and environmental protection.
  • Energy services: To develop clean and reliable energy and intelligent networks.
  • Broadband services: To promote universal access and connected communities.
  • Transportation services: To improve roads and expand mobility.
  • Smart-home services: To inform consumers and enable controls.


We cordially invite you to join us for a program series dedicated to looking at how Michigan can create a more effective science-to-practice network around national urban infrastructure. We are looking to learn from other successful networks as we look to help further activate the urban water network. And, the national energy, manufacturing and transportation networks are the models that we hope to learn from.

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend our three spring programs.

Event Details


Download Dr. Wilson’s Bio

March 24th Hosted by: Michigan State University
Location: University Club at Michigan State University
3435 Forest Road
Lansing, MI 48909
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
Speaker: Dr. Thomas F. Wilson, Senior Technical Executive, Energy & Environmental Analysis
Energy and Power Research Institute (EPRI)


Download EPRI Executive Summary


April 21st Hosted by: University of Michigan
Location: Michigan League
911 N. University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Speaker: Texas A&M Transportation Institute

May 12th Hosted by: Wayne State University
Location: TBD
Speaker: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Additional Links

Michigan’s Water Strategy
Michigan Infrastructure Commission Report

For more information, contact Melissa Downs by email, or phone (517) 353-9863.

Image Credit: “Petoskey Waste Water Treatment Facility” by Charles Dawley, Flickr, 2014. All rights reserved to photographer.

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