Great Lakes Water Use Information Initiative

2008 - 2010
Team Leader
David Naftzger
Council of Great Lakes Governors, Inc.
Project Website

This team made recommendations to the Great Lakes States and the Provinces of Ontario and Quebec that resulted in improved data collection, sharing, and dissemination of water use information that will be available to the States and Provinces. The Compact Council and Regional Body adopted these recommendations.

Now data collected will be comparable and jurisdictions will follow a similar timeframe and process for reporting. In addition, long-term arrangements were created to maintain the regional database repository. A new website and a new State/Provincial communications team now assist the Compact Council with communications to the public and coordination of future work. Information regarding the initiative continues to be shared with regional partners and the public through various means, including the Council of Great Lakes Governors website and newsletter.

Project Categories

  • Flow Regimes

Project Files

  • Draft Water Reporting Protocols
  • Managing the Waters of the Great Lakes Basin
  • Download Project Profile (PDF)