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Lake Huron’s Phosphorus Contributions
Paper/Project Report

This report summarizes the group discussions and priorities that emerged from a workshop hosted by the University of Michigan Water Center and the University of Waterloo’s Water Institute with guidance from U.S. and Canadian representatives of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement Annex 4 Committee. The workshop was held in Windsor, Ontario in December 2019. Its purpose was to explore recent findings about phosphorus loadings from Lake Huron to the St. Clair River and identify next steps for priority research areas.

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October 2020
A proposed unified framework to describe the management of biological invasions
Paper/Project Report

Managing the impacts of invasive alien species (IAS) is a great societal challenge. A wide variety of terms have been used to describe the management of invasive alien species and the sequence in which they might be applied. This variety and lack of consistency creates uncertainty in the presentation and description of management in policy, science and practice. The existing description of the invasion process to develop an IAS management framework was expanded. This paper defines the different forms of active management using a novel approach based on changes in species status, avoiding the need for stand-alone descriptions of management types, and provide a complete set of potential management activities.

June 2020
Paper/Project Report

The Laurentian Great Lakes are vulnerable to aquatic invasive species (AIS) which can affect native species by out-competing them for food and destroy their habitat. Historically, AIS have also impacted commercial and recreational activities in the region causing significant monetary costs. To date, approaches to managing invasive species have most often been reactive, rather than proactive, and implemented inconsistently across jurisdictions. In order to have an effective invasive species response, the authors conclude that agencies must have a plan that's coordinated with and integrated into a regional approach, possess or have access jointly to the necessary infrastructure and equipment, and be authorized and prepared to act collectively at appropriate scales. | Project Website

October 2019
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Paper/Project Report

Authors:
Joan Iverson Nassauer, Natalie R. Sampson, Noah J. Webster, Margaret Dewar, Shawn McElmurry, G. Allen Burton Jr., & Catherine Riseng.

Report topic:
A summary of refereed literature that addresses social and environmental performance and governance of GSI, and results of NEW-GI’s analyses of the performance of bioretention garden pilot sites in Detroit’s Warrendale neighborhood. This report integrates assessments of water quality, stormwater flows, residents’ preferences, neighborhood well-being, and the maintenance characteristics of 18 different design alternatives for GSI on vacant property in residential neighborhoods.

August 2019
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Paper/Project Report

The research findings summarized in this report provide a more complete understanding of the relative contributions of different sources of phosphorus within the St. Clair-Detroit River System watershed, including Lake Huron, point sources, combined sewer overflow events,and runoff from both agricultural and urban lands.

May 2019
Executive Summary Detroit River cover
Paper/Project Report

This is the executive summary for the final report of the Watershed Asessment of Detroit River Phosophorus Loads to Lake Erie.

May 2019
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What Changed with Michigan’s 2018 Lead and Copper Rule?

Prior to the adoption of the new Michigan Lead and Copper Rule in June 2018, Michigan’s requirements were consistent with the federal Lead and Copper Rule. The new Michigan rule includes targeted changes that are detailed here.

March 2019
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What Changed with Michigan’s 2018 Lead and Copper Rule?

Prior to the adoption of the new Michigan Lead and Copper Rule in June 2018, Michigan’s requirements were consistent with the federal Lead and Copper Rule. The new Michigan rule includes targeted changes that are detailed here.

March 2019

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