Emerging Freshwater Issues in the Great Lakes Basin
As the largest source of freshwater in the world, the Great Lakes Basin is an important resource to 30 million Americans and Canadians who depend on it for drinking water, recreation (swimming, boating, fishing) and its role in the economy.
This one-day course explores historical and current issues facing the Great Lakes, as well as pollution concerns, the regulatory environment and how climate change is affecting the freshwater landscape. It also discusses how Canada and the United States are working together to protect the Great Lakes into the future.
Karen Sands has more than 30 years of environmental planning experience that includes a strong background in leadership, development, public outreach and education in transportation and water resource projects. She has worked extensively in private consulting and government, and serves ... read more
Benefits and Learning Outcomes
- Understand the historical, physical and regulatory contexts that shape Great Lakes issues and how we address them.
- Consider the ways in which we use the Great Lakes: past, present and future.
- Learn about the issues threatening the Great Lakes (and particularly our use of them).
- Explore ways to minimize these threats in your everyday life and life’s work.