Bottled water companies to pay more, take less in Ontario? The Canadian Press (8/24) Bottled water companies in Ontario may soon have to pay more and take less water as public outcry over revelations that the province charges them just $3.71 for every million litres triggered a government review.
Water chemistry problems may have caused Flint rashes Detroit Free Press (8/23) A months-long investigation that brought federal, state and local leaders to Flint, Michigan, to hunt for a cause of mysterious rashes and hair loss has not led to any definitive answers.
Great Lakes mayors oppose Waukesha diversion Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (8/22) Mayors of Great Lakes cities in the United States and Canada are objecting to the Great Lakes governors' approval of the request by Waukesha, Wisc., for a diversion from Lake Michigan.
Great Lakes drinking water WLUK-TV - Green Bay, WI (8/18) Since 2008, there have been strict protections in place about which communities can use the Great Lakes for drinking water and access is mostly limited to municipalities within the Great Lakes basin, but there are a few exceptions like Waukesha, Wis.
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.