Shallow Lake Erie must stick to its strict diet to starve its problematic algal blooms, but the four deeper Great Lakes face a tricky dilemma balancing their nutrient needs, according to a new report by the International Joint Commission’s (IJC) Great Lakes Science Advisory Board.
“Indigenous Knowledge: Lived Experiences and Valuable Perspectives” is a three-part series that examines the potential of Indigenous Knowledge (IK) to strengthen water management in North America.
Nibi (Ojibwe for water) is the life force that connects us all.
On a ship, one of the most important jobs is that of the sentinel or “lookout.” The lookout’s job is to scan the horizon, keeping a vigilant watch for hazards to keep the ship out of harm’s way. When it comes to the Great Lakes basin, who should serve as the sentinel of water quality?
What would it look like if we could anticipate the next big ecological threat to the Great Lakes before it happens?