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Turning soggy to sunny is Michigan company Parjana's mission
The Detroit Free Press (27/6)
Standing water after rain used to turn golf into a soggy affair at the Plum Brook Golf Club in Sterling Heights. But that was before an innovative new technology dried out the fairways — and possibly helped position Michigan as a leader in the nation's emerging water-management industry.

Milwaukee finds a fix for stormwater overflows: Abandoned basements
NPR (8/12)
As part of a new citywide sustainability plan and an attempt to reinvent itself as a "fresh coast" capital, Milwaukee is upgrading its water systems, and is researching options for tackling its chronic problems with stormwater management.

Ontario Geological Survey raises spectre of fracking on Manitoulin Island
Manitoulin Expositor (1/13)
Concerns over the possibility of the controversial oil and gas fracking taking place on Manitoulin Island have been heating up with the revelation that the Ontario Geological Survey (OGS) drilled test holes near Little Current in 2012.

COMMENTARY: Great Lakes leaders: Choose good policy over convenient math and exaggerated rhetoric
Great Lakes Echo (10/18)
Distorted comparisons to sell a policy aren't always limited to numbers.

As suburbs tap out wells, they thirst for limited Lake Michigan water
Medill Reports Chicago (5/28)
As some outlying Chicago suburbs draw down their wells, many are looking to the vastness of Lake Michigan as an alternative supply. But experts say low lake levels combined with legal restrictions could leave communities high and dry.

Cost biggest concern about switch to Lake Michigan water
Lake County Journal (4/8)
Residents of the six Lake County, Ill., communities that will be switching from well water to Lake Michigan water are mostly concerned with the cost of the switch.

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General Resources
The Importance of Ground Water in the Great Lakes Region
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Ground water is a major natural resource in the Great Lakes region because it indirectly contributes more than 50 percent of the stream discharge to the Great Lakes. This report is an excellent evaluation of ground water conditions and issues in the region, illustrated with numerous figures and maps.

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50 Ways Farmers Can Protect Their Groundwater
U. of Illinois College of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service
Topics include reducing contamination risks from fertilizers, herbicides, and insecticides, managinge pests with an integrated pest management program, improving chemical application, evaluating a site with groundwater protection in mind, and testing and treating water.

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.

Groundwater Education in Michigan Program
Institute of Water Research, Michigan State University and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The GEM program helps people understand the relationship between their actions and the quality of their environment, particularly groundwater. GEM has a network of community groups and universities across the state who initiate projects and share information about protecting groundwater.

Groundwater Education Strategy
Great Lakes Commission
This document lays out a framework to promote groundwater education programs in the region made up of findings of the Groundwater Education Task Force and its education roundtables.

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Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Pesticides and Groundwater Strategy
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Describes the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture's strategy, principles for addressing the protection of groundwater through the implementation of Best Management Practices and other prevention activities and plans for groundwater monitoring, information dissemination and recordkeeping. February 1996.

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Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
From The Changing Illinois Environment: Critical Trends, 1994.

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GLIN: Rivers and Lakes in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Water Quality in the Great Lakes Region

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