Water flows through a single cycle from air to surface water and groundwater, or from land to lakes and streams, evaporating and beginning its journey all over again.
What do Midwesterners do in a drought like the one that some of our region is experiencing? Turn on the lawn sprinklers and irrigators? That is an approach of the water-rich when faced with brown grass or a compromised crop.
It’s natural to stand on the shoreline of one of the Great Lakes and admire their vastness and majesty. But another abundant water resource in the basin is out of sight and rarely commands such appreciation.
Now more than ever, it’s time to embrace binational cooperation to ensure that the waters and people of the Great Lakes basin are healthy.
This broadcast will be live from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET Thursday, December 10, 2020. The broadcast will be available on-demand at this link immediately afterwards. For the report and more information visit ijc.org/en/2020-TAP-Report.
The IJC’s first Triennial Assessment of Progress report was released in November 2017, as well as a Highlights report, a Technical Appendix and a Summary of Public Comment Appendix.