On May 17, 2016, multidisciplinary experts from the U.S. and Canada came together to share information with interested stakeholders about Great Lakes water level variability, adaptation, and the first phase of the Great Lakes Water Levels Integrated Assessment - an examination of the status, trends, causes, and consequences of changing water levels as they relate to the key issues facing specific shoreline localities.
The event was held at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, Michigan with support from the Graham Institute, University of Michigan Water Center, Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The videorecording, presentations, and social conversation for the event are available below. To learn more about the overall Integrated Assessment project visit the main Water Levels webpage. Refer to the resource page for additional water levels resources.
- View and download presentations via slideshare
- Check out the social conversation on storify
- Watch the video recording
Time in parentheses indicates start time of the presentation in the video recording. View and download individual presentations via slideshare above.
- Welcome - Don Scavia, Executive Director, University of Michigan, Graham Sustainability Institute (00:01:35)
- Integrated assessment overview - John Callewaert, Program Director, University of Michigan Graham Sustainability Institute (00:03:20)
- Guest Speakers
- Current water levels data and projections - Drew Gronewold, Physical Scientist, NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (00:08:35)
- Insights on addressing water level variability - Wendy Leger, Physical Science Senior Officer, Environment and Climate Change Canada (00:31:24)
- Project team panelists
- Land-use regulation and infrastructure policy, Grand Haven, Michigan - Richard Norton, University of Michigan, Regional Planning Program (01:04:16)
- Extreme water levels, Huron County, Ontario - Lynne Peterson, Local Government and Integrated Policy (01:14:19)
- Coastal bluff erosion, Milwaukee and Ozaukee Counties, Wisconsin - Gene Clark, Wisconsin Sea Grant (01:26:22)
- Tribal fisheries and culturally important sites, Michigan - Frank Marsik, University of Michigan, Climate and Spaces Sciences and Engineering (01:36:29)