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Drinking Water Institute

We tend to think of the lack of access to clean, safe drinking water as a problem suffered only in "developing" countries, but recent events in North America have brought to light the fact that our own water is not to be taken for granted. From lead in Flint's pipes and algae in Lake Erie, to uranium in Arizona wells and mining waste in Colorado rivers, threats to our water supply abound. There is, perhaps, no better place to explore these issues than the Great Lakes -where 40 million people get drinking water from a basin holding one-fifth of all of the world's available fresh surface water.   

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Earlier Event: January 5
Great Lakes Water Compact Workshop
Later Event: July 22
Upper Colorado River Institute