Get Involved: Lead, Lakes and Student Research

By IJC staff

This issue of Great Lakes Connection focuses on the IJC’s draft Triennial Assessment of Progress. We urge you to take the time to peruse the report and add your input, then come back to this post.

OK, thanks. We’ve compiled a few items of possible interest below, from opportunities to help shape drinking water policy in Canada to conducting research on Lake Erie.

Students aboard a University of Toledo research vessel
Students aboard a University of Toledo research vessel. Credit: University of Toledo/YouTube

Lead in Drinking Water – Health Canada is asking for comments on a report related to lead in drinking water. A Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee on Drinking Water has assessed information on lead with the intent of updating a drinking water guideline. Comments must be received before March 15.

In the US, the Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment on a proposed rule to require plumbing manufacturers to put “lead free” markings on pipes and fittings used for drinking water. The deadline is April 17.

Lake Research Student Grants – The Michigan Chapter of the North American Lake Management Society and Michigan Lake and Stream Associations are seeking proposals for a Lake Research Grants Program. Organizers are looking for projects that increase the understanding of lake ecology, strengthen collaborative lake management, build lake partnerships and/or expand citizen involvement in lake management. Proposals are due Feb. 17.

Land-Lake Ecology – The University of Toledo Lake Erie Center is looking for undergraduate applicants for its Summer 2017 Research Experience for Undergraduates program. This is a nine-week (May 30-July 28) paid fellowship funded by the National Science Foundation. For more information, see the program page. The deadline to apply is Feb. 24.

Onward – Please pass this information along to a colleague or friend who might be interested.

Let us know of any items you’d like to see included in future updates (or shared on social media). Send them to Executive Editor Jeff Kart




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