Bottling plan for water from Lake Superior basin shelved Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (9/15) A Minocqua, Minn., grocer has canceled plans to ship water from springs in the Lake Superior basin, after learning the plan would violate an international water protection agreement between Great Lakes states and Canada.
Waukesha’s quest to divert Lake Michigan water challenged Wisconsin Gazette (9/10) The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is opposed to Waukesha’s quest to divert water from Lake Michigan, but the city argues that this is the only answer to a court order to improve water quality by June 2018 and to also meet demands for more water.
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.