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Great Lakes forum to present findings, gather public input


September 14, 2016
By Ground Water Canada

Toronto – From Oct. 4-6, the Great Lakes Public Forum will bring leaders from Canada and the U.S. to Toronto to discuss topics important to the restoration and protection of Great Lakes water quality and ecosystem health, including ground water impacts.

The event is designed to present findings of recent binational study and allow members of the public to share their ideas and vision for the future of this important and unique region, the International Joint Commission said in a news release.

The conference is free and open to all who want to attend on Oct. 4-6 at the Allstream Centre in Toronto.

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Tuesday and Wednesday’s presentations will focus on areas of concern, chemicals of mutual concern, ground water, algal blooms, habitat, climate change and aquatic invasive species.

Thursday’s program will focus on the lakes and the variety of people and organizations who are creating innovative solutions to issues challenging the Great Lakes.

A Tuesday afternoon session, “Understanding Groundwater Impacts to Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health,” will focus on such ground water issues as surface water interaction, contaminants and nutrients in ground water, the role of ground water in aquatic habitats, and urban development and climate change impacts on ground water.

See a detailed program.