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Title: Conference: Fresh Water and the Great Lakes Economic Future

Conference: Fresh Water and the Great Lakes Economic Future

Date: November 10, 2008
Location: Detroit, MI
Agenda: See attached pdf
Contact: Ella Dukes, 312-322-5757, ella.dukes@chi.frb.org


The Great Lakes Region offers an abundance of fresh surface water and associated habitat.  The symposium will largely explore the increasing value that these assets hold for the region’s residents for residential, aesthetic, and recreational purposes.  As U.S. income and population rises, the demand for both recreational and scenic beauty of open waters, wetlands and other open space have been on the upswing.  But how much will the scenic beauty and recreational use of the Great Lakes watershed areas be demanded, and in what ways?  And how will this be manifested in migration and growth in income?

A related set of policy issues involves the ways in which the Region can or should respond to rising demands for clean water, related recreation, and adjacent development.  Investment in preservation and clean-up of Great Lakes waters present one set of policy options, as do related decisions concerning regulation, land use policies, and consumptive uses of the waters.

The Conference will also investigate the region's legacy of fresh water treatment technology.  Can the region's water treatment firms and its university researchers become a global center in providing its services to a world where clean fresh water is becoming increasingly scarce?

Conference Information:

November 10, 2008

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Detroit Branch
1600 East Warren Ave.
Detroit, MI  48207-1063


Hotel Information:
A block of rooms is reserved at The Atheneum Suite Hotel, located at 1000 Brush Avenue in Detroit. The special conference rate is $169.00 per night plus 15% tax. To reserve a room, please call the hotel directly at 313-962-2323 and mention you are with the Federal Reserve Bank group. This rate is available until October 20th. 

Ella Dukes
(312) 322-5757

See attached pdf for agenda and more information.


Attachment: Agenda.pdf
Description: Adobe PDF document