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.
EDITORIAL: Great Lakes diversion deal is a welcome outcome Duluth News Tribune (6/22) The editorial board argues that the deal to allow Waukesha, Wis., to tap into nearby Lake Michigan and use its water as a municipal supply before treating it and returning it is a workable, positive outcome.
Waukesha's business community applauds water ruling Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (6/21) Tuesday's vote by Great Lakes states to allow Lake Michigan water to flow to Waukesha, Wis., means businesses seeking to attract new talent won't have to face questions about radium-contaminated 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.