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Annis Water Resources Institute
The Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) is a multidisciplinary research organization committed to the study of freshwater resources. The Institute has regional, national, and global impact on freshwater resources through its research, education, and outreach initiatives. Located in the Lake Michigan Center on Muskegon Lake in Muskegon, MI, facilities include analytical and research laboratories, conference and classroom areas, and dockage and ship support for the Institute’s two research vessels.
Decision-making resource. Business leaders, government officials, and other policy makers can reduce uncertainty regarding resource management by relying on information, research, and insight from the Annis Water Resources Institute.
Collaboration. AWRI promotes collaborative research and educational programming, and offers research space and equipment as well as ship support facilities to advance collaborative efforts.
Business and information links. The AWRI offers links to local, regional, and national organizations that provide information about water resources, conservation, policy making, funding, and research.
Primary research. The Annis Water Resources Institute researches major questions about water resources such as ecosystem structure and function; aquatic contaminants and toxicology; ecological modeling; hydrology; land use; aquatic molecular and microbial ecology; watershed, stream, and wetland ecology; water quality; and limnology (scientific study of the life and phenomena of fresh water lakes and ponds).
Public education. The AWRI reaches out to organizations, K-12 students, universities, and the community to share information and increase interest in water resources issues, research, and conservation.
Page last modified April 19, 2010