Water Quantity and Use

Great Lakes Blue Accounting: Empowering Decisions to Realize Regional Water Values

Download PDF |  Published March 2014

In 2013 the Great Lakes governors and the premier of Ontario called for a comprehensive approach to monitoring Great Lakes water resources. In response, a Great Lakes Commission-led taskgroup (building on thoughtful efforts of an advisory workgroup) proposed adoption of the Great Lakes Blue Accounting ...   Read More »

The Value of Great Lakes Water Initiative: Water Rate Workshop Final Report

Download PDF   |  Published May 2011

In 2010, the Great Lakes Commission received funding from the Great Lakes Protection Fund to lead a team of experts to examine how public water is priced in the Great Lakes region and to assess the feasibility of employing innovative, efficiency-oriented water rates. ...   Read More »

The Value of Great Lakes Water Initiative: Great Lakes Water Rate Survey

Download Survey Results  |   Download Survey Report  |  Download Survey Powerpoint  | Published 2010

A survey was conducted during the fall 2010 by a team of Michigan State University students, under the guidance of Janice Beecher, Director of the Institute of Public Utilities and in consultation with ...   Read More »

Living with the Lakes

Download PDF | Published February 2000

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River system is a dynamic environment, still evolving over time. Ever since the last glaciers retreated more than 10,000 years ago, Great Lakes water levels and outflows have varied dramatically. The Great Lakes affect human activities and all aspects of ...   Read More »

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