The Latest and Greatest for the Great Lakes: Innovations in Assessment, Monitoring and Restoration of Beneficial Uses in Great Lakes Areas of Concern
This workshop, held in November 2002 at Saginaw Valley State University (University Center, MI), reviewed federal and state programs for assessing, monitoring and reporting on progress in restoring beneficial uses in the Areas of Concern (AOC) designated under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. The workshop included case studies on the latest technologies and management approaches for restoring environmental quality in the Great Lakes and a review of guidelines for delisting the U.S. Areas of Concern.
In brief, the workshop presented the "latest and greatest" technologies for restoring beneficial uses in Great Lakes Areas of Concern. The proceedings document, which can be viewed at http://www.glc.org/spac/proceedings/, summarizes key points from the workshop sessions; provides abstracts and slides from the presenters; the workshop attendance list; and the delisting principles and guidelines for U.S. AOCs.
The workshop was sponsored by the Statewide Public Advisory Council for Michiganís Great Lakes Areas of Concern Program, Great Lakes Commission, International Joint Commission, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.