A Collaborative Research Approach to Preserving Michigan’s Freshwater Resources
Michigan State University and the Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) of Grand Valley State University, recently formalized a partnership to collaborate on water-related issues and research. AWRI is led by Alan Steinman, the Allen and Helen Hunting director. Its research programs explore aquatic ecology, toxicology, ecosystem restoration, and other water quality projects. MSU is home to the Institute of Water Research (IWR). Darrell Donahue, IWR director and chair of the MSU Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, is leading the MSU coalition working with AWRI.
Alan Steinman, Ph.D., and Darrell Donahue, Ph.D., will discuss current challenges related to the quality of Michigan’s fresh water, and provide an overview of research projects aimed at addressing those issues.