Annis Water Resources Institute

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


GVSU researchers studying high chloride, phosphorus levels in Grand Rapids lake

Data samples collected by GVSU researchers from a lake in eastern Grand Rapids shows high levels of phosphorus and chloride and may indicate a widespread problem across the state.

Apr 5, 2022



GVSU research helps find possible link in oxygenation of young Earth

A Grand Valley researcher is part of an international collaboration looking for the answer to a billion-year-old question: how did the Earth develop enough oxygen to support life?

Aug 17, 2021


GVSU researchers work with health departments to test wastewater for COVID-19

The Annis Water Resources Institute and the Cell and Molecular Biology Department will work with area health departments for the next two years to test and detect genetic markers of the COVID-19 virus in wastewater.

Jul 28, 2021


Faculty and staff sketches

Among the accolades are a student organization that earned 'Best in Show,' and faculty member recognized for service to a professional association.

Jul 26, 2021