Grand Traverse Bay

Go Deep

A researcher’s hub for place-based water knowledge sharing: facts, articles, sector reports, innovation implementation activities, research projects unfolding on the ground, and so much more.


Listen to the voices of Grand Traverse Bay: a collection of interviews with experts and local changemakers, knowledge sharing podcasts, youth perspectives, and oral histories. Voices brings to life the experiences and understanding of place-based water realities.


Explore Grand Traverse Bay’s water story by video, photographic essay, mixed media and more.

  • Fish Pass Project – Invasive Species in the Boardman River

    Invasive species such as sea lamprey have caused harm to the waterways across the Great Lakes watershed for many years. In Traverse City on the Boardman River, the Fish Pass ...

  • Diverting Fish Waste from Landfills

    14% of all freshwater in the U.S. is used to produce food that is wasted each year. In Leelanau County, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is ...


Learn about the individuals and organizations on the ground in Grand Traverse Bay working to solve local water challenges, create new approaches or invent new technology solutions to improve water security locally and with global impact.


Calling all Collaborators and the Global Waterlution Network!

Are you, or someone you know, making waves in the water sector? WaveMakers showcases the individuals who are working to solve local water challenges, create new approaches and developing new technological solutions to improve water security with global impact. They are the changemakers, the action-takers, the creators, the implementers and the mobilizers. If you, or someone you know, want to be featured…

Go Further

This is the first phase of World Water Journey, with so much more to come.

Waterlution has been running global programming for over a decade, our network stretches into urban centers and more remote communities across the planet. Do you have an idea of a pin that you would like to see on World Water Journey?