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Great Lakes Protection Fund: Restoring Great Lakes Basin Waters through the Use of Conservation Credits and an Integrated Water Balance Analysis System

A two-year grant from the Great Lakes Protection Fund has been  awarded to Michigan State University and the Institute of Water  Research (IWR) for a project entitled "Restoring Great Lakes Basin  Waters Through the Use of Conservation Credits and an Integrated  Water Balance Analysis System." The IWR will be responsible for  coordinating and collaborating multidisciplinary teams from various  organizations including the World Resources Institute, Institute for  Fisheries Research of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources,  Public Sector Consultants of Lansing, US Geological Survey District  Office, and the MSU Departments of Agricultural Economics,  Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Geography, Civil and  Environmental Engineering, and the Community, Agriculture,  Recreation and Resource Studies (CARRS).   The project will integrate three systems --Water Conservation  Credit, Water Balance Analysis, and the User Assistance Interface  into a single Water Conservation Credits Implementation package.  Large water users, including municipalities, corporations, and  irrigation users, who are considering major new withdrawals can  benefit from the Water Conservation Credits Implementation package  by being able to access information on the watershed in which they  have an interest, and use this information in their management  decisions to guide potential conservation transactions. 

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Researchers
Sandra BatiePrincipal Investigator
Associated with 1 projects
Jon BartholicPrincipal Investigator
Associated with 1 projects
Agencies
Great Lakes Protection Fund $ 540.00USDActual

Funding 4 projects for a total of $1,000,540.00
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Scale of Phenomena
Community
Landscape
Population
Impact of Pollutants
Nutrients, Including Phosphorus
Processes
Natural Ecological Processes
Land Use and Habitat
Wetlands
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Lake Michigan
State Province
Michigan
Purpose of Project
Resource Management
Frequency
Monthly
Data Availability
Digital
Region Being Monitored
Land Use
Resource Being Monitored
Bottom Sediment
Groundwater
Societal/Surface Water
Program Drivers
Great Lakes Protection Fund
Annex Numbers
Control of Phosphorus
Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans
Research & Development
Annex 17
Control technologies for treatment of municipal and industrial effluents/emissions
Effects of varying lake levels and relation to pollution sources, fate and effects
Mass transfer of pollutants between GL Basin Ecosystem components
Physical and transformational processes affecting delivery of pollutants
General
Monitoring
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Control of Phosphorus
    Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans
    Research & Development
  • Annex 17
    Annex 17
    Control technologies for treatment of municipal and industrial effluents/emissions
    Effects of varying lake levels and relation to pollution sources, fate and effects
    Mass transfer of pollutants between GL Basin Ecosystem components
    Physical and transformational processes affecting delivery of pollutants

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