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What We Do

Cultivate Partnerships - Our multi-institutional alliance allows HEART members to leverage group assets to address concerns facing the Huron-to-Erie corridor watersheds. Shared resources may be employed to prioritize and optimize water management strategies and to sustainably address the growing need for clean, affordable water throughout the region. Experience and opportunities generated through our independent institutional programs come together to inform a larger shared network, allowing us to coordinate expertise, systems, and tools in ways that help progress our collective mission.

Research - HEART research partners coordinate independent and collaborative projects, facilitating connections between researchers, government agencies, communities, and the public that provide scientific insight on health and environmental issues and accelerate progress toward a more sustainable future.

Public Engagement - HEART promotes community participation in water-related programs and events that spread awareness and empower residents with opportunities to protect clean waters.

Education - Our educational partners offer university and college courses across a broad range of freshwater topics.

  • Transdisciplinary courses pair technical knowledge with out-of-the-box thinking and innovative tools that prepare the next generation of problem-solvers with the dynamic and collaborative strategies they will need to address complicated issues along present and future intersections of human and ecosystem health.
  • Cross-enrollment programs and collaborative research partnerships generate accessible learning opportunities for local students seeking to take active roles in the future of freshwater.
  • Click here to learn more about courses in the HEART Educational Network