High Great Lake levels affect West Michigan, eroding lakeshore property, damaging public parks and natural spaces. Experts will present data, information, and images documenting the impacts of rising lake levels. Deanna Apps, US Army Corp of Engineers Lead Forecaster, will give a presentation entitled “Rising Great Lakes Levels”. Curt Terhaar and Curtis Dykstra from Ottawa County Parks will speak on erosion.
Building new ways to think about water at GVSU and beyond
Making Waves is a University initiative to create collaboration across campus among students, faculty, and staff, as well as with the community. The goal of the Initiative is to explore and investigate the many ways that water touches our lives, from being a life-force to defining GVSU in relation to the Grand River and Lake Michigan. The Initiative has the potential to clearly define GVSU: a liberal education institution where we integrate theory with practice to prepare students for the challenges of our world.
Social Justice and Water
The Making Waves Initiative is committed, alongside Grand Valley, to speaking out against racial injustices. We have made an effort to explore the racial, socio-economic, and environmental factors that limit access to clean water and water spaces that people experience locally and abroad. Take a moment to look at the Social Justice and Water page.
Now is the time to take advantage of our Class Connections! This resource provides ways to
- learn more about the water issues impacting diverse communities
- explore media and art relating to themes of water
- get involved with opportunities for advocacy online and elsewhere
- discover what others are saying about important issues of water
- and much more
Visit our Class Connections tab above or click here to explore.
Logo designed by Sarah Tibbe, GVSU alum
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- Share an idea, activity, or topic related to water
- Have a suggestion for a speaker? Submit it here.
- Do you or your organization work with water? We would like to learn more about you. You can share your information here.
- You can also email us if you have questions or suggestions.