Graham Sustainability Institute

Project Impact Report: Watershed Assessment of Detroit River Phosphorus Loads to Lake Erie

October 2020

This collaborative research project characterized the phosphorus sources and evaluated management options for the St. Clair-Detroit River watershed to inform actions under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. The team developed four computer models to simulate the dynamics of this complex, binational watershed. A diverse project advisory group provided critical feedback on the policy context, planned research approach, and resulting products, and advisory group members have helped share project findings with their networks. This project impact report outlines the key findings and products that emerged from the project and uses quotes from the advisory group to demonstrate some of the impacts the work is having for practice and policy.

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