The Great Lakes Public Forum 2016


Great Lakes Now LIVE Stream Coverage of the Great Lakes Public Forum 2016 in Toronto, Canada
October 4th from 8:45am-4pm ET / 7:45am-3pm CT & 

October 5th from 8:45am-6pm ET / 7:30am-5pm CT

Join leading great lakes and water experts and many others involved in protecting and restoring the Great Lakes.

The 2016 Great Lakes Public Forum will feature presentations by Canadian and American water experts responsible for leading efforts to restore and protect Great Lakes water quality and ecosystem health.

Participants include representatives of Canadian and United States Federal, State and Provincial Government Agencies, Tribal Governments, First Nations, Métis, Municipal Governments, watershed management agencies, other local public agencies, and the public. 

Topics of discussion will include the State of the Great Lakes, Indigenous perspectives, the cleanup of Great Lakes Areas of Concern, the implementation of Lakewide Management Plans, the identification of and actions to address Chemicals of Mutual Concern, the growing problem of nutrient loading and toxic and nuisance algae, groundwater quality, the protection of habitat and species, climate change impacts, aquatic invasive species, discharge from vessels, and science.

The following speakers have been invited to share their perspectives:

  • Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
  • Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Gina McCarthy, Administrator, United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • Glen Murray, Ontario Minister of Environment and Climate Change
  • John Tory, Mayor of Toronto
  • Margaret Froh, President, Métis Nation of Ontario
  • Mark Fisher, Chief Executive Officer, Council of the Great Lakes Region
  • Valerie Pringle, Co-Chair, Trans Canada Trail Foundation

View the entire conference agenda here >

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