Our waters. Our life.


Healthy Urban Waters (HUW) is a collaboration of Wayne State University researchers networked with the community to focus on water in an urban setting and future impacts of human culture on community, ecosystem, and economic health.






Wayne State and Great Lakes Water Authority to create workforce and laboratory center of the future.

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Congratulations to HUW Researcher Adrian Vasquez who was recently selected for the U.S. Fulbright Scholar program to Belize for academic year 2022-23!




Congratulations to Healthy Urban Waters partner Dr. John Barkach on his successful dissertation defense!

Healthy Urban Water partner Dr. John Barkach recently completed his PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Wayne State in the Fall 2021 semester. He successfully defended his dissertation, Estimating Bedload Sediment Delivery to the Great Lakes from Sixty Michigan Rivers, and graduated with his doctorate. Congratulations to John!

A copy of his dissertation can be found here.



GLWA/HUW Fall 2022  Research Symposium - 11/15/2022

Project aims to find new ways to convert river water into drinking water as pollutants evolve

A new approach to groundwater sampling: Using plants and insects to monitor environmental toxins

Water samples show nicotine, cocaine, antibiotics in Great Lakes waterways

GLWA-HUW Collaboration highlighted by National Alliance for Water Innovation

Congratulations to former WSU researcher Eric Andersen on his recent section as USACE Chief of General Engineering Section in Detroit, Michigan

"Detroit River Phytoplankton from Water Treatment Plant Data" featured in Journal of AWWA

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