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.


Archived Web Meetings

2021

The Great Lakes –St Lawrence Legislative Caucus hosted 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.

USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service Programs Related Water Quality
(September 17)

This virtual meeting looked at various USDA-NRCS programs available to landowners that impact water quality.

Federal Infrastructure Program Opportunities
(September 10)

 The Great Lakes Commission Blue Accounting
(May 21)

This virtual meeting offered the opportunity to preview the key features of the Great Lakes Commission Blue Accounting new website.

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.

2020

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)

2019

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)

2018

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)

2017

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

Great Lakes Legislative Review (March 20)

2016

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)

2015

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)