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Great Lakes waters report on line
- Subject: Great Lakes waters report on line
- From: Reg Gilbert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 17:05:13 -0400
- List-Name: GLIN-Announce
Great Lakes United has now posted on the Web the seminal 1997 report we
published with the Canadian Environmental Law Association, "The Fate of the
Great Lakes: Sustaining or Draining the Sweetwater Seas?"
The book can be found under "Documents" at:
The 96-page report has just gone out of print. The "Fate" report is widely
considered the first comprehensive treatment of lakes water quantities and
it remains an essential guide to Great Lakes water quantity issues.
GLU and CELA's use of the report to advocate a basinwide conservation
regime is appearing prescient given recent awareness of global trade in
water; it seems likely that only ecology-based restrictions on water export
and diversion have any long-term chance of withstanding trade agreement
Users can download a high-resolution version of the fully footnoted,
indexed, illustrated 96-page book via an Acrobat (.pdf) download, a format
directly accessible in most browsers, or view it all (except the index)
online, chapter by chapter.
Contents of the "Fate" are:
The Ins and Outs of the Lakes
1 The Sweetwater Seas
2 Water Uses
Who's In Charge? The Patchwork of Protections
4 The Great Lakes Charter
5 Federal, Provincial and State Water Quantity Management
6 The Role of the International Joint Commission
7 The Rights of the First Peoples
Stresses Building into the Next Millennium
8 Growth: Are There Limits?
9 The Economics of Water
10 Trading Away the Lakes
11 The Warming Warning: Climate Change
12 Sustaining the Great Lakes
For more information, write Reg Gilbert at email@example.com.
Sustainable Waters Field Coordinator
Great Lakes United
Buffalo State College, Cassety Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo, NY, 14222