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What's New
Michigan oil and gas association works to improve economic and environmental stability
MLive (10/29)
President and CEO of Michigan Oil and Gas Association speaks about the impact of oil and natural gas on Michigan's economy and the ever-controversial topic of hydraulic fracturing.

Lake Huron shoreline erosion now a concern
Blackburn News (10/29)
Rising Lake Huron water levels raise shoreline erosion concerns for nearshore communities.

Work progresses on Marysville, Mich. shoreline
The Times Herald (10/28)
Shoreline restoration at Marysville Mich.'s Chrysler Beach, one of three environmental projects in the city, will be completed by the end of April.

Grand Calumet River sees results of cleanup
The Times (10/27)
East Chicago City Planner Richard Morrisroe's son once thought if he fell out of a canoe on the Grand Calumet River, he'd be a goner. Now, he can envision future generations canoeing on the river without fear thanks to a multi-agency remediation project decades in the making.

Freshwater Summit to address Great Lakes issues
Grand Traverse Insider (10/26)
Speakers will discuss climate change, invasive species, water levels and the economic impacts of the various issues facing the Great Lakes.

Sewer overflows during storm hit 10 billion gallons
Detroit Free Press (10/26)
Almost 10 billion gallons of sewer overflows poured into southeast Michigan's waters in historic August flooding.

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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.

Properties of Water
Environment Canada's Freshwater Web

The Great Lakes Charter: Principles for the Management of Great Lakes Water Resources
Council of Great Lakes Governors

Water Use in Canada
Environment Canada's Freshwater Web

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Databases
Water databases and tools in Canada
Environment Canada's Freshwater Web

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Management
The Management of Water in Canada
Environment Canada's Freshwater Web
Includes information about bulk water removal and export, floods, water conservation, modeling and more.

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.

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GLIN: Agencies and Organizations, Water
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GLIN: Watersheds in the Great Lakes Region

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