Great Lakes Primer and Orientation Session Four – HABs

The Northeast-Midwest Institute (NEMWI) is pleased to announce the fourth session of the Great Lakes Primer and Orientation on harmful algal blooms (HABs) in the Great Lakes region. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, July 14th, at 11 AM EDT. Registration is open here.

Record HABs driven by nutrient loadings have affected water quality, fish populations, tourism, and the economy across the entire Great Lakes region. A bloom in western Lake Erie in August 2014 resulted in a drinking water advisory for the city of Toledo, Ohio, restricting water use for 400,000 people for three days. These events throughout the region severely impact the quality of life to all living in the Great Lakes community. The webinar session will focus on the science behind HABs, the upcoming forecast of the severity of the western Lake Erie HAB, and policies aimed at reducing the growth of HABs throughout the region.