Great Lakes Commission seeks contributions to map showing how Great Lakes communities are advancing water infrastructure

Feb 2, 2023 | News and Announcements

The Great Lakes Commission approved “Approaches for Improving Great Lakes Water Infrastructure: A Blueprint,” with the goal of catalyzing action to address the region’s water infrastructure needs.

Now, the agency is launching a dynamic map sharing how Great Lakes communities are putting the blueprint into action. The map identifies utilities, state agencies, and other organizations that are implementing the approaches identified in the blueprint. It displays a description of each approach (or tactic), a point of contact, and a link for more information.

The GLC is seeking additional contributions to the map demonstrating progress in meeting regional water infrastructure needs. If your organization is implementing water infrastructure improvements aligned with the blueprint in your portion of the Great Lakes basin, please reach out to James Polidori ( to include your work in the dynamic map.

The Great Lakes Commission, led by chair Todd L. Ambs, deputy secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (retired), is a binational government agency established in 1955 to protect the Great Lakes and the economies and ecosystems they support. Its membership includes leaders from the eight U.S. states and two Canadian provinces in the Great Lakes basin. The GLC recommends policies and practices to balance the use, development, and conservation of the water resources of the Great Lakes and brings the region together to work on issues that no single community, state, province, or nation can tackle alone. Learn more at


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