Graham Sustainability Institute

Webinar Series

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The Great Lakes Water Levels Integrated Assessment aimed to help shoreline property owners and managers and other decision makers meet the challenges and opportunities posed by current and future Great Lakes water level variability. As part of the project, four U.S. and Canadian multidisciplinary research teams worked with coastal communities and other organizations to identify and analyze polices and adaptive actions regarding water levels.

The four-part webinar series Living with Highs and Lows: Policies and Adaptive Actions for Great Lakes Water Level Variability provided an opportunity for the public to learn more about the strategies identified for each community, ask questions, and share input. 

Support provided by the Graham Sustainability Institute, Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Webinar Recordings

View the recorded presentations below. For responses to questions submitted during the webinars that we did not have time to answer live, view our Q&A document.

November 10, 2016
Wisconsin - Coastal bluff erosion, Milwaukee and Ozaukee Counties
David Hart, Wisconsin Sea Grant

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November 17, 2016
Ontario - Extreme water levels in Huron County
Lynne Peterson, Local Government and Integrated Policy
Matthew Hoy, Executive Director of the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation

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December 1, 2016
Northern Michigan - Climate change, lake levels, tribal fisheries & culturally important sites
Frank Marsik, University of Michigan, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering
Richard Rood, University of Michigan, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering

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December 8, 2016
Southern Michigan - Developing land-use regulation and infrastructure policyn
Richard Norton, University of Michigan, Urban and Regional Planning Program
Zachary Rable, Research Associate, University of Michigan, Urban and Regional Planning Program
Katie Sieb, LIAA

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Access resources developed to help Great Lakes Coastal Communities plan for and manage their shoreland areas at resilientgreatlakescoast.org