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2 edition of Protection of the waters of the Great Lakes found in the catalog.

Protection of the waters of the Great Lakes

International Joint Commission.

Protection of the waters of the Great Lakes

interim report to the governments of Canada and the United States.

by International Joint Commission.

  • 315 Want to read
  • 32 Currently reading

Published by International Joint Commission in [Ottawa] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Water quality -- Great Lakes Watershed.,
  • Water -- Pollution -- Great Lakes Watershed.,
  • Great Lakes Watershed (North America) -- Environmental aspects.

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination40 p. :
    Number of Pages40
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21064533M

      Barlow talked with Great Lakes Now on the release of her 19th book, “Whose Water Is It, Anyway? Taking Water Protection into Public Hands.” “This book is about hope,” Barlow said, in reference to environmental activists often being painted with .   The Great Lakes are the largest system of freshwater lakes in the world and America’s greatest freshwater resource. For over a century they have been the target of controversial diversion schemes designed to sell, send, or ship water to thirsty communities, sometimes far from the source. In part to protect the Great Lakes from overzealous entrepreneurship, the Great Lakes Compact was .

      The Great Lakes hold nearly 20% of the world’s fresh surface water. And, more astonishingly, the Great Lakes hold more than 90% of North America’s fresh surface water. But, this water is not unlimited. It can be depleted if we don’t take care to keep Great Lakes water in the lakes. Great Lakes Compact: A regional commitment. Great Lakes, chain of deep freshwater lakes in east-central North America comprising Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and are one of the great natural features of the continent and of the Earth. Although Lake Baikal in Russia has a larger volume of water, the combined area of the Great Lakes—s square miles (, square kilometres)—represents the largest.

    Protection of the Waters of the Great Lakes, which was released in February of The Task Force was specifically requested to provide status reports on legislative, policy, information gathering and other management programs concerning removals of Great Lakes waters or major new or increased consumptive uses. Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes, has a water surface area of 82, sq km and a maximum depth of m. The surface of Lake Superior is large enough to contain the land area of the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, and New Jersey combined.


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Protection of the waters of the Great Lakes by International Joint Commission. Download PDF EPUB FB2

The governments requested the Commission to give first priority to an examination of the Great Lakes Basin, focusing on the potential effects of bulk water removal, including removals for export, and to provide interim recommendations for the protection of the waters of the Great Lakes.

protection of the waters of the Great Lakes from potentially harmful consumptive uses and diversions. These findings and recommendations result from a consultants’ review of recommendations originally made in a report issued by the Commission in the yearProtection of the Waters of the Great Lakes.

"Water is the life blood of the forty million people who live in the Great Lakes Basin. Great Lakes Water Wars is a captivating account of past challenges as well as the social, economic, and ecological challenges we must overcome as our insatiable thirst exceeds nature's ability to provide.

It is a comprehensive and easy read, placing Great Lakes water woes in a global by: Get this from a library. Protection of the waters of the Great Lakes: final report to the governments of Canada and the United States.

[Leonard H Legault; Thomas L Baldini; International Joint Commission.]. The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact is a historic agreement among the eight Great Lakes states to protect Great Lakes water.

The Compact, which came into force on December 8,protects wildlife and habitat from water diversions from the Great Lakes basin and promotes sound water management within the basin. Egan’s book is bursting with life (and yes, death)." —Robert Moor, New York Times Book Review.

The Great Lakes—Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, and Superior—hold 20 percent of the world’s supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work, and /5(6).

The first chapter, “The Freshwater Seas,” is a good overview of the Great Lakes as a whole and what this book in particular is This was a good, beautifully illustrated, almost-coffee-table-book overview of the natural history of the waters and land around (and beneath) the Great Lakes/5.

Michigan’s location among the Great Lakes has positioned it at the crossroads of many worlds. Its first hunters arrived ten thousand years ago, its first farmers arrived about six thousand years after that, and three hundred years ago the French expanded into the territory/5(5). The Great Lakes form the largest surface freshwater system on Earth.

The U.S. and Canada work together to restore and protect the environment in the Great Lakes Basin. Top issues include contaminated sediments, water quality and invasive species.

"For those who love the Great Lakes and seek to understand the politics of water, this book is a must-read. It depicts the threats to the lakes and tells the story of how local leaders and citizens came together to protect the waters from diversion and manage their use for the benefit of future generations.".

Protection of the Waters of the Great Lakes Review of the Recommendations in the February Report EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The waters of the Great Lakes are essential for the health and well-being of the Great Lakes Basin ecosystem and for the nearly 40 million people who rely on the lakes for drinking water, for food, for work, and for recreation.

Living on the Coast: Protecting Investments in Shore Property on the Great Lakes If you own or plan to buy Great Lakes coastal property, or you are involved in coastal planning or development, this full-color page booklet will help you make informed decisions.

Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) protects, preserves, and restores these shorelines through many programs including the permitting of shore protection structures. Excessive or poorly designed. Protection of the waters of the Great Lakes: interim report to the governments of Canada and the United States.

The Great Lakes Water Wars “If you are one of the many people who care about the Great Lakes, you must read this book.

Annin is undisputedly the preeminent journalist writing about the most significant freshwater resource on the planet.”-Todd L. Ambs, Director, Healing Our Waters–Great Lakes Coalition. For many of us, the Great Lakes are central to our quality of life.

That's why the Sierra Club's Great Lakes Program volunteers and staff are working so hard to restore and protect our precious Great Lakes.

The Great Lakes Program produced A Citizens Guide to Protecting the Great Lakes for you to download. Packed with information, the Citizen's Guide will help you be a better. Muddying the Waters: Protection, Public Participation, and Ambiguity in the Language of Pollution in the Great Lakes T.

Harvey His current multidisciplinary research focuses on environmental protection water risk reduction and public health with geographical Cited by: 1. His book begins from a clear premise: that the Great Lakes, a relatively young and vulnerable ecosystem, were protected for centuries by natural.

Water levels on the Great Lakes are cyclical with periods of low and high water, with each period lasting for several years depending on the amount of precipitation, runoff, and evaporation that occurs.

Since that time, the eight Great Lakes Governors and the Premiers of Ontario and Quebec have negotiated the Great Lakes-Saint Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement and the Great Lakes-St.

Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact that would prevent most future diversion proposals and all long-distance ones. The agreements strengthen protection against Source: EPA. The Day the Great Lakes Drained Away book.

Read 6 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. With global warming and the receding waters in our lakes and water rights and protection so important for us, this important book teaches children in a fun way to respect and protect our Great Lakes.

offers readers a look at the /5.Protecting Wisconsin's Great Lakes The Great Lakes contain 20 percent of the world's available fresh surface water supply. Great Lakes are critical to the health and welfare of all the Great Lakes states and especially for us here in Wisconsin.Through the Great Lakes Protection Initiative, the Government of Canada takes action to address the most significant environmental challenges affecting Great Lakes water quality and ecosystem health by delivering on Canada’s commitments under the Canada-United States Great Lakes Water .