The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA), signed by Canada and the United States, is a commitment to protect the waters of the Great Lakes. It was most recently updated in 2012. Annex 4 was formed to manage phosphorus concentrations and loadings (and other nutrients if warranted) in the Great Lakes.
The United States and Canada adopted phosphorus load reduction targets to combat Lake Erie algal blooms.
This document outlines federal and state efforts to achieve the binational phosphorus load reduction targets adopted in 2016 under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.
Canada and Ontario outline actions to reduce phosphorus loading to Lake Erie.
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This is a description of this project and it's purpose.
The University of Michigan is completing a modeling project to characterize nutrient loads to the Detroit River and then compare the efficacy of different management options.
The development of the Framework was funded through a GLRI grant from the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) (funding opportunity F14AS00095, April 21, 2014). The Great Lakes states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin formed an Early Detection Rapid Response Team in 2014 to collaborate on the development of tools and guiding documents to support state aquatic invasive species (AIS) plans, and potential monitoring and response approaches.
The Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research (CSCOR) administers National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) Extramural Research - a portfolio of 11 programs consisting of 73 multi-year awards held by over 370 university, state and government scientists and managers. CSCOR funds research that addresses specific coastal management needs. Research programs often cumulate with the development of models explaining how ecosystems work and how they will respond to change, both negative (e.g. pollution or drought) and positive (e.g. protection or restoration).