What's New Phoenix prepared for pricey fix to water problem Time Warner Cable News (10/22) After years of complaints about murky water, officials in Phoenix, N.Y., unanimously voted to contract out to another water source for drinking water. The village may end up getting its water from Lake Ontario.
Zoning appeal filed over Erie bayfront walkway Erie Times-News (10/22) A waterfront access advocate has filed a formal appeal with the Erie, Pa., zoning office, contending that 1,100 feet of new public walkway along the former GAF Materials Corp. property on Lake Erie does not comply with city zoning laws.
Seventh Freshwater Summit on tap Traverse City Record-Eagle (10/15) Jon Allan, the director for Michigan's Office of the Great Lakes, is expected to deliver a keynote address on water strategy at the upcoming Freshwater Summit in Traverse City, Mich.
This Illinois town has more Asian carp than any place else on earth WGN-TV - Chivago (10/13) The state of Illinois' response to the Asian carp threat has involved
everything from electric barriers in rivers, to removal by commercial
fishermen, to investments in creating new markets for this invasive
species. But Asian carp are more abundant in Havana, IL than any place
else on earth.
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.