March 10 Webinar – Deep Threats to Our Sixth Great Lake: Spotlighting and Solving Michigan’s Groundwater Emergency

FLOW holds webinar: Wednesday, March 10, at Noon EST

Out of sight and therefore out of mind, Michigan’s groundwater faces deep threats, including contamination in thousands of places by everything from failing septic systems to industrial chemicals. A Zoom webinar hosted by FLOW on Wednesday, March 10, from noon to 1 p.m. EST, will provide insight and commentary on the state of Michigan’s groundwater and what can be done to better protect the source of drinking water for 45% of Michigan’s population. In addition, invited speakers will make presentations on other critical issues related to groundwater quality and quantity. Click here to register.

FLOW Senior Advisor Dave Dempsey will discuss FLOW’s new report, Deep Threats to our Sixth Great Lake. The second of FLOW’s reports on Michigan groundwater, Deep Threats, proposes a Groundwater Protection Act as a remedy to the widespread contamination of this vital resource.

Other Presenters will include:

  • Carrie Jennings, Policy and Research Director for the Freshwater Society, a Minnesota-based nonprofit that has received a grant from the Joyce Foundation for research on groundwater governance in some of the Great Lakes states. The Society will complete an analysis of current law, policy, and practice that highlights the key policies and tools needed for sustainable management of groundwater as part of the water system in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, and will include outreach to, and convening of, interested state and tribal groundwater staff.
  • Dr. Alan Steinman, the Allen and Helen Hunting Director of the Robert B. Annis Water Research Institute at Grand Valley State University will discuss an upcoming Michigan groundwater summit and the findings and implications of a study of rising chloride levels in Ottawa County groundwater.

Register for the March 10 event: Click here to reserve your spot for the Zoom webinar.

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