Workshop: Accounting Our Water Resources For Tomorrow

Hosted by Michigan Technical University and the Great Lakes Commission
Sponsored by the Great Lakes Protection Fund


Water management decisions are often made without understanding their economic and environmental implications. Existing management frameworks are not designed to flexibly adapt to changing patterns of water availability and water demand, or to robustly balance the environmental costs against the economic value of water uses.  This workshop will bring water resource practitioners together to discuss and share their experiences in how tools can be used to track water movement in society, incorporating the concepts of virtual water imports and exports and how they relate to ecological and economic impacts of water use.

Who should come?

State, provincial and regional water agency officials charged with implementing the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact and associated Agreement. Other water resources professionals interested in how water is used in the Great Lakes basin are encouraged to attend.

Date/Time:  Thursday, August 21, 2014, 10:00 am to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Workspring, 30 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603
Cost: Free
Register:  Email Becky Pearson at to register by August 11, 2014. Space is limited.

Draft Agenda

Questions? Contact

Alex Mayer, Project Lead
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI 49931  |  Ph: 906-487-3372  |

Becky Pearson, Communications Support
Great Lakes Commission
Ann Arbor, MI 48104  |  Ph: 734-971-9135  |

Date: Aug 21, 2014

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