Annis Water Resources Institute

GVSU, Muskegon County and EGLE celebrate 20 years of water quality testing on state beaches

Grand Valley researchers and students are celebrating 20 years of a partnership between the Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI), Public Health Muskegon County (PHMC), and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) that monitors the safety of Muskegon-area beaches to protect public health.

Jul 31, 2020


EPA Administrator Wheeler announces re-establishment of Great Lakes Advisory Board at GVSU Annis Water Resources Institute

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the re-establishment of the Great Lakes Advisory Board (GLAB) at a news conference at Grand Valley's Annis Water Resources Institute on June 3.

Jun 3, 2020


Annis Water Resources director to speak about role of government in environmental protection

Alan Steinman, director of Grand Valley State University's Annis Water Resources Institute, will speak at an event hosted by FLOW (For Love of Water) that will focus on the government's role in protecting health and the environment.

Dec 4, 2019


AWRI assists with threatened juvenile sturgeon

Grand Valley's Annis Water Resources Institute is currently taking care of four juvenile lake sturgeon while parts of the Muskegon River are treated with a pesticide to remove invasive sea lamprey.

Sep 10, 2019


Muskegon Lake recovery highlighted in documentary by alumnus

For years, Muskegon Lake in Muskegon County was severely polluted by the various factories and industrial plants that lined its shores.  While the lake is still considered an Area of Concern by the Environmental Protection Agency, conditions have improved greatly thanks to efforts of community organizations and funding from a wide variety of sources.  That recovery is highlighted by a short film produced and directed by Grand Valley alumnus David Ruck that was shown at a community event at the Frauenthal Theater in Muskeg

May 23, 2019


Researcher's work with PFAS citizen's group featured in Science Magazine

Grand Valley State University researcher Rick Rediske, an environmental chemist at the university's Annis Water Resources Institute, is a leading expert on PFAS, a class of chemicals recently found to be contaminating the drinking water in areas around Michigan and the nation. 

May 16, 2019


AWRI to host Lake Michigan offshore wind presentation

Grand Valley's Annis Water Resources Institute will host a special presentation about deep-water offshore wind power for Michigan, which will be hosted by Jeff Kehne, the chief development officer of Magellan Wind. 

Mar 28, 2019


GVSU mourns death of former GVU foundation director and longtime supporter

Gary Verplank, longtime supporter of Grand Valley State University's Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute and member of the Grand Valley University Foundation advisory committee, died February 11; he was 78.

Feb 13, 2019


Grand Valley's Annis Water Resources Institute enters partnership with MSU to address water challenges

Grand Valley State University's Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) has formalized a partnership with Michigan State University's Institute of Water Research (IWR) to work together on water-related issues. 

Feb 1, 2019


Year in Review: Memorable GVSU stories from 2018

From President Haas announcing his retirement and Grand Valley's Health Campus expanding in Grand Rapids to identical alumni twin brothers marrying identical alumni twin sisters, 2018 has been a year full of unforgettable moments at the university. These are some of the most memorable stories of the year that were chosen based on their impact on campus, in the news and on social media.

Dec 20, 2018