• 3 Aug
    Michigan State Extension and IWR part of partnership to address algal blooms

    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 […]

  • 6 Nov
    IWR Featured at 2017 AutumnFest

    IWR was a featured exhibit at the 2017 AutumnFest hosted by the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Our team had a great time educating visitors about nonpoint source pollution and water quality improvements in the Red Cedar […]

  • 21 Jun
    EnviroImpact Launches

    IWR and partners released Michigan EnviroImpact, an online tool that provides users with regularly updated forecasts for surface manure runoff risk. The tool allows users to create email and text message alerts that notify them of significant predicted runoff risk […]

  • 26 May
    IWR Presents Online Tools at IAGLR

    Staff from the Institute of Water Research presented three online tools at the 2017 International Association of Great Lakes Research Conference held in Detroit, MI. Jason Piwarski, along with partners from Michigan Sea Grant and MSU Extension shared the […]

  • 27 Apr
    Ice Cream Aquifers Returns to Science Festival

    The Institute of Water Research returned to the Michigan State University Science Festival this year, highlighting the importance of groundwater through an interactive “Edible Ice Cream Aquifers” session. Roughly 100 participants made their own “aquifer” out of ice cream, […]

  • 20 Apr
    Associate Director opening at the University of Minnesota Water Resources Center

    The Water Resources Center at the University of Minnesota is searching for a new Associate Director. Required qualifications include a Master’s degree or equivalent in a water-related field (PhD preferred) and experience managing budgets and staff. The Associate Director […]

  • 14 Apr
    Bulletin on Home Water Treatment Available

    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 […]

  • 8 Feb
    New Director Appointed at IWR

    Darrell W. Donahue, chair of the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering since July 2015, has been named director of the Michigan State University’s Institute of Water Research (IWR). His appointment is effective immediately. He replaces Jon Bartholic who […]

  • 1 Feb
    Congratulations to Jon Bartholic

    In January 2017, Jon Bartholic retired as Director of the Institute of Water Research. Dr. Bartholic joined the Departments of Crop and Soil Sciences, Resource Development, and the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station in 1978 as Professor.  He later became […]

  • 13 Jan
    Happy Retirement to Cindy Brewbaker

    Cindy Brewbaker retired from the Michigan State University Institute of Water Research (IWR) in January 2017. We deeply miss her presence at the office and wish her a relaxing retirement – she deserves it! Brewbaker worked at the university […]