Category Archives: News and Announcements

2012 Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting

The 2012 Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting overview and resolutions are now available online.  Thanks for joining us in Washington, D.C.!

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Aspects of new Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement take shape at Great Lakes Commission meeting

Washington, D.C. - The first details of a renegotiated Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement between the United States and Canada emerged this week in Washington at a meeting of the Great Lakes Commission. Cameron Davis, senior advisor for the Great Lakes at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), said that ...   Read More »

New report demonstrates that permanent physical barriers to stop Asian carp at Chicago are feasible

Chicago - Strategies for restoring the natural divide between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes – and, in the process, modernizing the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS) – are identified in a report released today by the Great Lakes Commission ...   Read More »

New research explores true cost of water in the Great Lakes basin, how pricing can be used as incentive to conserve

Ann Arbor, Mich. - As plentiful as water is in the Great Lakes region, the cost to deliver it to consumers is creeping up and should be reflected more accurately in bills to encourage conservation, according to recommendations made in a new Great Lakes Commission report.

The “Value of Great ...   Read More »

New study evaluates impacts of power plants on Great Lakes water resources

Ann Arbor, Mich. - Can and should impacts on water sources used to generate electricity help drive future energy production policy in the Great Lakes basin?

Approximately 90 percent of the electrical power in the basin is produced by thermoelectric plants, which use 26 billion gallons of water a day ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission renews call for federal ballast discharge standards and measures to control harmful algae blooms

Detroit, Mich. - Regulation of ballast water to prevent the introduction of invasive species and reduction of nutrients associated with algal blooms were among measures endorsed by the Great Lakes Commission at its annual meeting, which concluded today in Detroit.

The meeting kicked off a first-ever series of meetings in ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Wind Collaborative 4th Annual Meeting: Transmission essential to enable Great Lakes states to meet renewable energy goals

The Great Lakes Wind Collaborative launched its 4th Annual Meeting today to celebrate progress, examine challenges, and forge new partnerships and priorities related to wind energy in the Great Lakes region.

In his opening remarks, Tim Eder, executive director of the Great Lakes Commission, recognized the region’s progress by highlighting ...   Read More »

2011 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting overview and resolutions

The 2011 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting overview and resolutions are now available online.  Thanks for joining us in Detroit!

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Commission welcomes guests from Tianjin, China

Ann Arbor, Mich. - On Aug. 30, 2011, the Great Lakes Commission welcomed guests from Tianjin, China. The six-member delegation included Deputy Secretary Xuegang Hou and a team of planners from the Tianjin Planning Bureau and the Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute. Commission staff who participated and helped to ...   Read More »

Saginaw Bay watershed initiates sediment reduction efforts

Ann Arbor, Mich.Pinnebog River watershed stakeholders kicked off a large-scale sediment reduction project today in Elkton, Mich. The Pinnebog project received $745,000 in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funds from the Great Lakes Commission and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS). The project is ...   Read More »

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