Upcoming Events

Great Lakes Water Scarcity and Regional Economic Development Panel

October 10, 2012 8:30AM to 10:30AM
Presenter 
Northwestern University
Location 
Building Northwestern University
Type 
Conference
Series 
Northwestern University presents the Great Lakes Water Scarcity and Regional Economic Development Panel.

The event will take place Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Northwestern University, Wieboldt Hall, Room 147 at 339 East Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL.

Mark C. Petri (EESA) will moderate the panel.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Questions contact Jeff Henderson at jeffhenderson@northwestern.edu.

The event will be streamed live online.

Keynote Speaker
Cameron Davis
Senior Advisor to the Administrator
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Panelists

Tim A. Eder
Executive Director
Great Lakes Commission

David Naftzger
Executive Director
Council of Great Lakes Governors

David Ullrich
Executive Director
Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative

Donald J. Wuebbles
University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign
2007 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Abstract:
The panel will explore the latest technical and political issues surrounding Great Lakes water quality and availability, especially as they are being affected by climate change. The implications for the often under-appreciated resources of the Great Lakes are huge, as the sustainability of the world's largest group of freshwater lakes is vital to public and environmental health and regional economic development. The discussion will include how regional governments and industry are responding.