The Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) is a multidisciplinary research organization within GVSU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS).
AWRI's mission is to integrate research, education, and outreach to enhance and preserve freshwater resources.
The Ecological Research Program explores questions about aquatic ecology, chemistry and toxicology, fisheries ecology, hydrology, microbial ecology, aquatic molecular ecology, ecosystem restoration, and ecological modeling.
The Information Services Center uses state-of-the-art geospatial technology to collect and analyze data, and condense them into useful information for those who make critical decisions about natural resource management.
The Education and Outreach Program utilizes AWRI's two research vessels and the Annis Educational Foundation Classroom to provide scientific information to K-12 students, policymakers, educators, college students, and community groups.