Annis Water Resources Institute

Student research, projects shine on Student Scholars Day

Hundreds of students unveiled their projects, discussing with peers, faculty and mentors their research, data and methods while developing an empowered learning experience.

Apr 10, 2024

AWRI plays key role in Muskegon Lake's ecological recovery

Muskegon Lake inched closer to its delisting as an Area of Concern by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as two more impairments have been removed from the lake.

Jul 12, 2023

AWRI helping keep Muskegon beach clean with robots

A pair of remote-controlled robots capable of skimming beaches and lakeshores for refuse will be housed at and operated by Grand Valley's Annis Water Resources Institute this summer.

May 12, 2023

Grand Valley team chronicles microbial migration related to Earth's oxygenation

Microbial mats resting in sinkholes at the bottom of Lake Huron give Bopi Biddanda, professor of water resources at AWRI, and his team a glimpse into what life was like in Earth's oceans 500 million to four billion years ago.

Feb 2, 2023

AWRI hosts U.S. Senator Gary Peters on tour of Muskegon Lake

U.S. Senator Gary Peters, one of the members of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, toured Muskegon Lake aboard AWRI's research vessel, the W.G. Jackson, to understand the research and remediation efforts underway.

Aug 29, 2022

AWRI-operated drones to clean up plastic on beaches, waterways

A $1 million donation by Meijer helped fund the purchase of two drones, which will be operated and housed at the Annis Water Resources Institute and help clean West Michigan beaches and waterways from plastic and litter.

Aug 23, 2022

Q&A: Al Steinman reflects on his two decades as director of Annis Water Resources Institute

After 21 years at the Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute, Al Steinman officially steps down from his role as the Allan and Helen Hunting Director on Aug. 5.

Aug 4, 2022

AWRI's work helps Muskegon Lake reach pivotal milestone

Grand Valley's Annis Water Resources Institute partnered with federal, regional and state agencies to help remediate and restore Muskegon Lake after decades of industrial pollution.

May 25, 2022

AWRI, GVSU ready for conferences on water issues

Two conferences coming to West Michigan will offer opportunities for researchers and students from Grand Valley and the Annis Water Resources Institute to connect with peers on environmental issues facing the world's oceans and lakes.

May 13, 2022