Combining research, education, technology and outreach capabilities, the Michigan State University Institute of Water Research (IWR) is committed to addressing our most pressing water problems and providing smarter water management for a multitude of stakeholders.
Both Michigan State University Extension and the Institute of Water Research are part of the MI CLEAR partnership to address algal blooms in the Great Lakes. This partnership consists of over 20 organizations and was recently featured in the Lansing State Journal. For the full scoop, check out the article here.
The Web-Based Mapping Analysis Tools session was organized by the Michigan Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society and featured speakers from conservation districts and Michigan State University. These Web-Based tools greatly enhance conservation assessment and planning activities.
Dr. Lois Wolfson, Senior Specialist in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, was honored for her exemplary record of outreach, teaching, research and service and unwavering commitment to the management, protection and preservation of Michigan's waters.
Click HERE for more information about the 2018 MSU Distinguished Academic Staff Awards and Dr. Wolfson's work.
A bulletin on A Guide to Home Water Treatment is now available. The 8-page Extension bulletin discusses various home treatment systems to help reduce contaminants such as heavy metals, inorganic compounds, and pathogens. The bulletin discusses the pros and cons of systems such as Reverse Osmosis and membrane filtration, granular activated carbon, distillation, Ozonation and chlorination, ultra-violet radiation, bulk water systems, and water softeners. It also provides a buyer’s checklist and a link to state certified labs. The bulletin was updated and revised from an older Extension bulletin and was authored by Ruth Kline-Robach, Lois Wolfson, Susan Masten, Darren Bagley, Terry Gibb, and Bindu Bhakta. Click here to download the bulletin.