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Health Forum of West Michigan - Water Quality & Safety

Health Forum of West Michigan - Water Quality & Safety

Date and Time

Friday, October 5, 2018
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.


  • DeVos Center


Government, legal, and research experts will address water quality and safety in our groundwater, the Great Lakes and area rivers.  Speakers will discuss the impact contamination from chemicals such as PFAS has on human health as well as  measures being taken to address infrastructure issues.

(Individual students and group classes are encouraged to attend!  Scheduling of class groups should be directed to the contact person below.  Individual students may use the normal registration process on our website.)

Location: Loosemore Auditorium - Richard M. DeVos Center, 401 West Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI  49504


Jean Nagelkerk, PhD, FNP, FNAP
Vice Provost for Health
Grand Valley State University

Adam London, RS, MPA
Administrative Health Officer
Kent County Health Department

Eric DeLong

Deputy City Manager
City of Grand Rapids

Liz Kirkwood, J.D.
Executive Director
For Love of Water (FLOW)

Eric Oswald, Director
Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance Division
Department of Environmental Quality
State of Michigan

Richard R. Rediske, Ph.D
Senior Program Manager & Professor
Annis Water Resource Institute
Grand Valley State University

Teresa Seidel, Director
Water Resources Division
Department of Environmental Quality
State of Michigan

The Health Forum of West Michigan is hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost for Health and Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research Center at Grand Valley State University and is scheduled on the first Friday of each month during the academic year.  The forums are coordinated under the collaborative leadership of our community partners with sponsorship provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

The purpose of the Health Forum is to offer a venue for open discussion on health topics pertinent to the well-being of the community.

Parking for the event is available in the Seward Parking Ramp/Lot with entrances located on either Fulton Street or Lake Michigan Drive/Pearl Street.

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All Health Forum of West Michigan events are free and open to the public.



Diane Dykstra at or 616-331-5876.



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