What's New First water diversion beyond Great Lakes Basin gets nod The Manitoulin Expositor (6/29) Said Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Pat Madahbee, ďFirst Nations on the Canadian side have not been consulted as per the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People to which both Canada and the United States are signatory."
Great Lakes water ruling sparks fear of thirsty cities CBC News (6/27) The recent decision by eight U.S. governors to grant a small Wisconsin town access to the Great Lakes water basin has sparked concern about the precedent this may set for other thirsty towns and cities.
Should tourism support environmental protection? Great Lakes Echo (6/27) Itís too early to know if national and international attention on the municipal water crisis in Flint, Mich., may tarnish the Great Lakes regionís image of pure water. But there is a tie between the perceived quality of water and its value, experts say.
EDITORIAL: Waukesha agreement will protect Great Lakes The Detroit News (6/22) Waukesha, Wis., is currently withdrawing 1.6 million gallons of Great Lakes water daily and diverting it into the Mississippi River Basin. Under the new arrangement, the water will come directly from Lake Michigan and 100 percent will now be treated and restored to the lake.
General Resources A Primer on Fresh Water Environment Canada Designed for educators, communities and organizations in a position to develop learning resources to enable Canadians to better understand their environment.
An Advocate's Field Guide to Protecting Lake Michigan Alliance for the Great Lakes After two years of research by organizations around Lake Michigan, this guidebook identifies basinwide threats; it is organized into three chapters: habitat restoration, toxic elimination and land and water conservation.
Drought Fact Sheets Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Water saving tips for different industries.
Michigan Water Use Reporting Program Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Michigan and the other states and provinces in the Great Lakes Region have enacted laws that require major water users to report water withdrawals made within the Great Lakes Basin. This information provides an environmental baseline for managing water resources in a more integrated manner and strengthens the legal basis for opposing unwarranted diversions of Great Lakes water to other regions of the country.
Water Supply Management Options for Northeastern Illinois University of Illinois at Chicago A report offering critical information about the Chicago metro region's water supply resources, the legal and institutional framework for Great Lakes diversion, and unique primary research materials, such as the Great Lakes Mediation Memorandum of Understanding between Illinois and the other Great Lakes states.
Water Sustainability Canadian Environmental Law Association CELA conducts extensive work on issues of water quality and quantity in the Great Lakes and beyond. View their collections of detailed and summary materials on diverse issues of water quality, quantity, management and protection.