The Great Lakes Beach Association (GLBA) is presently made up of members from Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Environment Canada and several mid-west universities and non-government agencies. Local, county and state public health, regulatory agencies, coordinating agencies, researchers and environmental groups are among the groups involved.
Administrative Organization (draft).
Our mission is the pursuit of healthy beach water conditions in the Great Lakes area. To meet our mission information is shared in four major categories: Investigative, Modeling, Methodology, and Information Systems. BEACHNET is the host communication network/listserv. An annual conference is held to conduct business and share new information in the four categories.
The Association currently has a Board comprised of:
Director, Environmental & Public Health Microbiology Laboratory
University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Study Leader, Environment Canada
National Water Research Institute
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey
Ohio Water Science Center, Columbus, Ohio
Research Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey
Michigan Water Science Center, Lansing, Michigan
Racine Health Department Laboratory, Racine, Wisconsin
Supervisor, Watershed Protection
Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Beach Water Quality Forecasting Coordinator
Center of Excellence for Great Lakes and Human Health
Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research
University of Michigan