The Annis Water Resources Institute consists of three pivotal areas that work together to enhance and preserve freshwater resources - research, education, and outreach.
An overview of AWRI's work as described on the Discovery Channel.
Nine research scientists perform
AWRI research explores such topics as:
• The linkages between land, water and the atmosphere and how they impact the flow of pollutants through the ecosystem
• Finding solutions for providing safe drinking water in developing countries
• Identifying the impact of invasive species, like Eurasian watermilfoil, Asian carp, zebra mussels and the round goby, on aquatic ecosystems
• Protecting our fisheries by preserving species like the Lake Sturgeon
• Restoring habitats
• Studying climate and weather, including use of the Muskegon Lake Buoy Observatory
• AWRI operates two research and education vessels that offer a Water Resources Outreach Education Program for schools and community groups.
• The D.J. Angus, berthed in Grand Haven, and the W.G. Jackson, berthed in Muskegon, have made it possible for more than 138,000 students and others to experience the Great Lakes and adjoining waters through a hands-on science program.
• Educators, policy makers and citizens are reached through educational events and activities such as the Lake Michigan Forum “State of Lake Michigan Conference,” the U.S. EPA “Making Lake Michigan Great” tours and the Michigan Project Water Education for Teachers (WET).
AWRI’s Information Services Center uses state-of-the-art geospatial technology to collect and analyze data and condense it into useful information for those who make critical decisions about natural resource management.
AWRI director, Al Steinman, at work in the field.
Students have the opportunity to do hands-on activities on boat tours.
The ISC puts together atlases and maps that display data in different ways.
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