Project Purpose: To survey, catalog, and assess (where possible) climate adaptation activities in the Great Lakes region, especially focusing on freshwater-related efforts in the natural and built environments.
Background: The Great Lakes region is composed of two Canadian provinces – Ontario and Quebec – as well as eight U.S. states – Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The region provides 21% of the world’s freshwater supply and 84% of North America’s surface freshwater supply (www.epa.gov/greatlakes). Climate change will have severe effects on the natural resources and human communities in the region; practitioners will be required to prepare for and respond to these impacts through mitigation and adaptation measures.
Regional Resources and Tools
How can you get involved?
Sponsor an adaptation survey and synthesis for a particular region, sector, habitat, or species that interests you. Contact Project Manager, Rachel M. Gregg at Rachel@EcoAdapt.org.