Join us in our exciting and critical new venture, the launch of The Campaign for Fresh Water, our comprehensive and solutions-based response to the current water crises in Michigan.

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FLOW Podcast: Groundwater Connection, written and edited by Sally Eisele

What lies beneath? In part 2 of FLOW’s new Groundwater Connection podcast, veteran journalist Sally Eisele seeks out the sites and science of groundwater pollution and protection Up North in Michigan. Listen in on her traveling reflections and conversations with scientists, community members, and policy experts. During National Groundwater Awareness Week, this is the latest of FLOW's content to take a good look at the Sixth Great Lake, the groundwater beneath us.

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Our Mission

FLOW is a Great Lakes water law and policy 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the common waters of the Great Lakes Basin through public trust solutions founded in 2011 by legendary water attorney Jim Olson. The public trust – an ancient and durable legal doctrine – exists in all Great Lakes jurisdictions and provides its 40 million citizens a legal right to use these common waters for drinking, fishing, swimming, recreation, navigation and the like. It also holds state governments accountable for ensuring these waters and public uses are protected for current and future generations. The public trust demands that we all are responsible for protecting water as a common shared resource.  The Great Lakes belong to all of us and they are ours to defend.