Great Lakes Stormwater Collaborative

About the Great Lakes Stormwater Collaborative

Great Lakes Stormwater Collaborative (GLSC) is a network of and for water management professionals in the bi-national Great Lakes Basin. Our aim is to transform the way we use information to make decisions about stormwater and water quality technology across the entire region.  

GLSC grew out of a partnership between the Great Lakes Commission and Lawrence Technology University supported by the Erb Family Foundation.  The partnership invested two years, engaged in hundreds of individual conversations with private and public sector experts across the Great Lakes as part of a broad, bi-national needs assessment.  We also used focus groups, surveys, and a review and inventory of BMP standards ideally suited to the Great Lakes ecosystem  to shape our vision of the GLSC.

The GLSC was launched to accelerate the adoption of innovative stormwater management technologies and practices throughout the region. We work to bring equal access to the highest caliber science, information, and performance data to communities regardless of size, funding, or location in the region.  We strive to present independent and comparative information needed to make data-driven decisions about what approach(es) are right for your situation.

GLSC is led by a volunteer Leadership Team and informed by a charter. The Leadership Team selected four vital priorities for the region’s stormwater management needs:

  1. Help match available, verified innovative stormwater technology and practices to the needs of communities;
  2. Build confidence in the performance of innovative stormwater technology and practices through education, advocacy, robust metrics, and performance standards;
  3. Evaluate and promote the life-cycle costs and associated benefits (e.g., triple bottom line and cobenefits) of innovative stormwater technology and practices; and,
  4. Advance and promote post-development/installed ownership, inspection, maintenance, and performance assessment of innovative stormwater technology and practices.

Please Join us in launching these activities.

For More Information

Margo Davis
Project Manager, Great Lakes Commission
[email protected]

Anne Vaara
Oakland County
Water Resources Commission
[email protected]

Patrick Judd
Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc.
[email protected]

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