Publications: Water

Great Lakes Fact Sheet #12: Wastewater Management
Great Lakes Fact Sheet #12: Wastewater Management
Stormwater Runoff and Sewer Overflows What happens when it rains? Each year, billions of litres of raw sewage ends up in the Great Lakes. Periods of heavy...
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PublishedMarch 10, 2013
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Great Lakes Fact Sheet #11: Urban Sprawl
Great Lakes Fact Sheet #11: Urban Sprawl
Land Use and Transportation What does urban sprawl mean for the Great Lakes region? More Canadians than ever are living in cities. Urban sprawl refers...
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PublishedMarch 10, 2013
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Great Lakes Fact Sheet #10: Harmful Pollutants
Great Lakes Fact Sheet #10: Harmful Pollutants
Toxic Substances, Legacy Contaminants and Substances of Emerging Concern What happens when harmful pollutants end up in the Great Lakes? The Great Lakes...
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PublishedMarch 9, 2013
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Great Lakes Fact Sheet #9: Climate Change
Great Lakes Fact Sheet #9: Climate Change
Ecosystems, Infrastructure and Adaptive Capacity How is climate change affecting the Great Lakes Basin? The potential implications of climate change for...
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PublishedMarch 9, 2013
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Great Lakes Fact Sheet #8: Biodiversity
Great Lakes Fact Sheet #8: Biodiversity
Ecosystem Services, Habitat Loss and Species at Risk Why is biodiversity so important to the Great Lakes? Variations in lake depth, climate and geology...
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PublishedMarch 9, 2013
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Great Lakes Fact Sheet #7: Invasive Species
Great Lakes Fact Sheet #7: Invasive Species
Ecosystems and Non-native Species How did aliens become a part of the Great Lakes ecosystem? Invasive species make their way into the Great Lakes by land,...
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PublishedMarch 9, 2013
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Great Lakes Fact Sheet #6: Energy
Great Lakes Fact Sheet #6: Energy
Wind, Water and Electricity Generation How do the Great Lakes act as a source of energy? The Great Lakes support an immense and complex electricity generation...
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PublishedMarch 9, 2013
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Great Lakes Fact Sheet #5: Algae
Great Lakes Fact Sheet #5: Algae
Phosphorus and Algal Blooms How did our Great Lakes turn green? By the mid-20th century, the phosphorus compounds entering the Great Lakes from agricultural...
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PublishedMarch 9, 2013
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Great Lakes Fact Sheet #4: Legislation and Institutions
Great Lakes Fact Sheet #4: Legislation and Institutions
WHO’S WHO Legislation and Institutions How do multiple institutions and communities work together to protect and manage the Great Lakes? The Great Lakes...
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PublishedMarch 9, 2013
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Great Lakes Fact Sheet #3: Economy & Culture
Great Lakes Fact Sheet #3: Economy & Culture
The Society of the Great Lakes What are ecosystem services and how do they support the economy and culture of the Great Lakes region? The concept of ecosystem...
Size5.90 MB
PublishedMarch 9, 2013
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