Regional control of water gets bigger push The Toledo Blade (11/5) Signs are emerging that several Ohio communities, from Monroe to Bowling Green and west into Fulton County, could push Toledo harder on the possibility of creating a more regionally-oriented water distribution system in 2016.
New SCADA System at water plant HTR Media (10/27) Water Department staff have been working for the past several weeks with representatives of Preferred Controls of Albany, Minnesota, on installation of a new supervisory control and data acquisition system for the city’s Lake Michigan water filtration plant.
Water could transform Rust belt into Blue Belt Detroit Free Press (10/27) Far from seeking to ship or pipe their water riches off to the highest bidder, the Midwest Great Lakes region that, for decades, has exported sun seekers to Phoenix and Los Angeles, now dares to dream of repurposing the Rust Belt into a “Blue Belt”.
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.