The Center for Water & Society ~ World Water Day Lecture
Chair of the U.S. Section of the
International Joint Commission
at Michigan Technological University
Can Science Save the Great Lakes?
The five Great Lakes face a host of challenges that require a renewed commitment to scientific research. Threats from climate change and invasive species, contaminants from historic and pending mining operations, and pollution that originates half way around the world in Asia - all require more research for better data-based decision-making.
What level of scientific certainty will suffice to persuade the public and government leaders to take measures essential to protect the Great Lakes? What role will U.S. and Canadian cultural values play in protecting the lakes for future generations?
In order to better understand the dynamics of the Great Lakes we need to examine the human dynamics that will determine what measure of respect we are ultimately willing to afford these unique inland freshwater seas.
Center for Water and Society World Water Day Poster Competition Awards
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The Center for Water & Society World Water Day poster competition was held Thursday March 22, 2012. Awards were made in two categories: Original Research (presentation of thesis or project research) and Coursework/Informational (presentation of coursework or literature-based research). Following are the awards and recipients.