• Industrial Water Stewardship – A Look into the Future

    Posted on Jan 22, 2015

    A team led by the Council of Great Lakes Industries hosted a well-attended expert workshop last week in Ann Arbor, MI, that was focused on tools that industry can use to become better stewards of the region’s water resources. I was pleased again to be sitting at the table debating the topic with an engaged and diverse group of basin stakeholders—industry, state and federal agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and nonprofits were all represented. 

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  • Private Financing of Green Infrastructure

    Posted on Jan 9, 2015

    A GLPF-funded team led by ECT, Inc. describes the elements of a business model for operating a green infrastructure “aggregator” that designs, finances, builds and/or operates portfolios of projects to attain various objectives.

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  • Industrial Water Stewardship – Creating a Positive Impact in the Great Lakes Region

    Posted on Oct 31, 2014

     

    How does an industrial facility know it is being responsible in its use of water? 

    It is a straightforward question that needs to be addressed differently across the country and in our many varied ecosystems. As we in the Great Lakes region are sitting next to more than 80% of the freshwater in North America, the heart of the answer lies somewhere outside the widely-used parameters of volumetric evaluation.

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  • Wakeup Call for the Great Lakes - Toledo Water Crisis

    Posted on Aug 5, 2014

    Image: NASA, MODIS from the Aqua satellite, August 3, 2014.

    From The Toledo Blade
    Great Lakes Protection Fund board chair Richard Hylant discusses the future of the Great Lakes in the aftermath of the Toledo water crisis.

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  • Great Lakes Governors Meet with Protection Fund Board Members in Chicago

    Posted on May 16, 2014

    Great Lakes Protection Fund board members reviewed 25 years of Fund activity with several member governors, senior staff representing the premiers of Quebec and Ontario, and other state leaders on April 26, 2014. Meeting at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Governors Snyder, Quinn, and Walker discussed the Fund’s unique structure, its investment record, and program highlights.

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  • Invaders in the Ballast Water

    Posted on Apr 15, 2014

    One GLPF-Sponsored Project to Keep Invasive Species Out of the Great Lakes

    Photo: Dr. Jeffrey Ram

    When ships enter the Great Lakes region, these vessels can transport new “passengers” that are unwelcome, in the form of invasive aquatic species and pathogens found in the ship’s ballast water. 

    How do we deal with this type of threat?

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    Posted by Amy Elledge

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  • Water Quality: How Agriculture Retailers Can Make a Difference

    Posted on Nov 22, 2013

    The IPM Institute is hosting an event on December 12, 2013 in Toledo, OH to demonstrate how ag retailers are taking an leadership role in helping farmers adopt best practices to improve both farmer profitability and water quality.

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  • 2013 Water Utility Survey

    Posted on Nov 1, 2013

    In its second annual U.S. water industry report, Black & Veatch take a look at an industry "...more focused on informed spending to stretch limited budgets and extend the life of current assets." Please visit the Black & Veatch website to download the report.

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    Posted by Amy Elledge

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  • Profiles in Environmentalism

    Posted on Oct 18, 2013

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  • Great Lakes Week 2013

    Posted on Sep 9, 2013

    September 9-12, 2013

    Again this year, Detroit Public Television will be broadcasting the Great Lakes Week Summit being held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The live stream/on demand player and schedules are below.

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    Posted by Amy Elledge

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  • Great Lakes Governors Leadership Summit 2013

    Posted on Jun 3, 2013

    Great Lakes Governors Leadership Summit.  From left: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. (AP Photo/John Flesher)

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  • RFP - FAQs Updated

    Posted on Jan 22, 2013

    Please check out our updated FAQs if you are considering submitting a preproposal in response to our current RFP. We have added to it based on the feedback we have received.

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  • Great Lakes Now Connect: Invasive Species

    Posted on Jan 14, 2013

    On January 15, 2013, leading experts from across the country will participate in a live discussion on the solutions to the threats posed by invasive species in the Great Lakes. These panel discussions will be broadcast live on television in Southeast Michigan and available live on the web from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Eastern Time.

    Visit GreatLakesNow.org for more information. You can watch the webcast live using the viewer below.

     

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  • RFP - Strategies vs Gadgets

    Posted on Dec 19, 2012

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  • RFP Resources

    Posted on Dec 14, 2012

    We have put together several pages with resources that you may find helpful if you plan to submit a preproposal in response to our current RFP Information Technology and Environmental Outcomes.

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    Posted by Amy Elledge

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  • Great Lakes Week 2012

    Posted on Sep 11, 2012

    September 10-13, 2012

    Detroit Public Television and WVIZ/PBS ideastream will host coverage of Great Lakes Week 2012. Coverage is available at GreatLakesNow.org and at www.ideastream.org. Coverage will also be available on local public televisions stations (check your local listings).

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    Posted by Amy Elledge

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  • GLPF Team Presents at World Water Week 2012

    Posted on Aug 23, 2012

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  • Asian Carp Featured on PBS News Hour

    Posted on Jul 27, 2012

     

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  • New Utility Survey Available

    Posted on Jun 18, 2012

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  • We Live in the Great Lakes Region - How Should We Conserve Water?

    Posted on May 24, 2012

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    Posted by Shannon Donley

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  • Rethinking Our Water Systems

    Posted on Apr 26, 2012

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    Posted by David Rankin

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  • Systems Thinking and the Great Lakes

    Posted on Mar 8, 2012

     

     

     

     

     

     

    I participated in a recent three-day workshop that piloted a systems-thinking approach for funders. We explored the issue of harmful algae blooms in the Great Lakes with the help of experts who are trying to solve the problem, and systems-thinking facilitators who helped us structure the problem and explore possible solutions.

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    Posted by David Rankin

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  • Media Spotlight on Fund-supported Project

    Posted on Mar 1, 2012

    If you are a local, state or federal conservation professional, you may find this interesting.

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    Posted by Shannon Donley

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  • A Report You Should Read

    Posted on Jan 26, 2012

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  • Upcoming Web Events: Water Footprinting and Disclosure

    Posted on Nov 4, 2011

    The sustainability networking group 2degrees (http://www.2degreesnetwork.com/) has just announced two webinars relating to water management.

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    Posted by David Rankin

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  • Great Lakes Now!

    Posted on Oct 12, 2011

    A live feed for Great Lakes Week is available for those who cannot make it to Detroit the week of October 11.

    Thanks to the Erb Family Foundation and Detroit Public Television!

    UPDATE:

    For an archive of sessions, please visit the Great Lakes Now site.

    The streaming site is available below (but content is now a bit spotty).

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    Posted by David Rankin

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  • Water Summit V- Milwaukee Water Council

    Posted on Sep 20, 2011

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  • Webinar: Energy-Water Nexus

    Posted on Aug 30, 2011

    (Design by Sana Sandler / Courtesy Argonne National Laboratory.)

    Our third webinar highlighted two projects from Carol Miller and Jeff Edstrom who are exploring the growing connection between water and energy.

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    Posted by Shannon Donley

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  • Future of Water Infrastructure

    Posted on Aug 23, 2011

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    Posted by David Rankin

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  • Water is not the Next Big Asset Class

    Posted on Aug 1, 2011

    I recently read an interesting piece by John Kemp (Reuters market analyst) for Commodities Now. It wrestles gracefully with the wraiths of commodity, energy, futurism and water pricing. Read it here.

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    Posted by Russ Van Herik

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  • Webinar: Conservation Through Technology

    Posted on Jul 22, 2011

    An example of resource consumption placed in a socially comparative context. (courtesy Oberlin College)

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    Posted by Shannon Donley

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  • Webinar: New Genetic Tools to Fight Invasive Species

    Posted on Jul 13, 2011

     An aerial schematic of the Great Ships Initiative land-based, ballast treatment system testing facility. (courtesy Northeast-Midwest Institute)

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    Posted by Shannon Donley

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  • Economics for Environmentalists

    Posted on May 17, 2011

    Jason Scorse is trying to get those who care about the environment to become economically literate. He's just released a new book: What Environmentalists Need to Know About Economics. Have a look at his recent talk, that covers the basics.

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  • Fund Work Featured by the American Museum of Natural History

    Posted on Mar 4, 2011

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