VIDEO: University of MIchigan’s water semester

Parties are themed and weddings are too — and now university semesters?

That’s right, the University of Michigan themed this winter semester. No it’s not a “school” theme, that’s too obvious. The focus is water.

The water semester kicked off yesterday with an ice percussion concert.

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(Similarly, check out this video of ice musicians playing in Italy).

Events, courses and lectures featured this winter highlight issues like water shortage, pollution and water-borne illnesses.

How much water are you using? Calculate your water footprint here.

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About Alice Rossignol

Alice currently serves as a reporter for Echo. She graduated from the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon with a degree in English Literature and French Language. She will graduate with a master's degree in environmental journalism this May.

  • HUH?

    I do not feel that a water shortage is more important then Asian Carp ruining the great lakes fisheries.