GLLC Web Meetings

Web meetings provide an opportunity to learn about developments related to issues on the GLLC’s policy agenda. Each event features a presentation on a key issue followed by a brief business session. These one-hour web meetings typically are scheduled on Fridays.

All GLLC web meetings are open to anyone who wishes to attend. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.

Upcoming Meetings

The Great Lakes –St Lawrence Legislative Caucus will be hosting a series of virtual meetings reviewing some of the policies and programs that the states and provinces in the region have implemented to reduce and control the nutrient runoff into the waters of the Great Lakes.

Separate registration is required for each event in the series.

Meeting Handout

 The Great Lakes Commission Blue Accounting

Friday, May 21 10:00-11:30 AM CT/ 11:00 AM-12:30 PM ET

This virtual meeting will offer the opportunity to beta test the Great Lakes Commission Blue Accounting website. Blue Accounting is an information service to track the region’s progress toward shared goals for the Great Lakes. Hundreds of different entities – across eight states and two provinces – currently invest billions of dollars in restoring and maintaining the Great Lakes, but until Blue Accounting, there hasn’t been a way to measure the effectiveness of these efforts.

Register in advance for this meeting

Archived Web Meetings


State and Provincial Nutrient Management Efforts in the Great Lakes, Part 2
(May 7)

This virtual meeting offered the opportunity to discuss H2Ohio, New York’s Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans and Ontario’s Lake Erie Agriculture Demonstrating Sustainability

State and Provincial Nutrient Management Efforts in the Great Lakes, Part 1
(April 23)

This virtual meeting offered the opportunity to discuss Michigan’s Environment Environmental Assurance Program, Wisconsin Producer Led Watershed Management Grants, and Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program and Buffer Strip Law.

Federal Policy Developments and Prospects
(February 19)

The one-hour event featured a review of recent developments in U.S. federal policies as well as a look at what might be in store under a new administration and Congress. The guest speaker was Chad Lord, Policy Director for the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition. The meeting also featured a brief business session to share GLLC news and planned activities for 2021.


Policy Developments in the Effort to Control the Introduction and Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species
(December 11)

Prospects for Great Lakes Restoration and Protection in the Time of COVID-19
(June 5)

Data-Driven Decision Making: How Blue Accounting Can Help Drive Progress in the Great Lakes
(April 17)

Efforts to Reduce Nutrient Pollution in the Great Lakes Region (March 6)

Task Force on Lead Web Meeting
(February 3)


Key Great Lakes Policy Developments to Follow in 2020 (December 13)

High Water Levels in the Great Lakes and Their Impact on Coastal Communities (September 6)

Federal, State, and Provincial Legislative Review (June 7)

Effective Measures to Reduce Exposure to Lead in Drinking Water (March 1)


Documenting Results through Blue Accounting (December 14)

Great Lakes Legislative Review of State, Provincial and Federal Legislation (June 1)

PFAS Contamination as an Emerging Threat to Drinking Water (March 2)


Harmful Algal Blooms in the Great Lakes and What’s Being Done to Prevent Them (December 1)

Great Lakes Legislative Review (March 20)


Great Lakes Issues to Watch in 2017 (December 12)

Great Lakes Legislation to Watch (April 28)

The Soo Locks: A Key Part of Great Lakes Infrastructure, Economic Growth (January 11)


The Great Lakes Compact Put to the Test: Waukesha’s Diversion Request, Part 2 (August 20)

The Great Lakes Compact Put to the Test: Waukesha’s Diversion Request, Part 1 (August 18)

Harbor Maintenance and Funding in the Great Lakes Region (May 8)

Great Lakes Legislative Review: Bills to Watch in the U.S. Congress and the State and Provincial Capitols (March 27)

Nutrient Runoff and the Great Lakes: A Basinwide Problem (February 18)