Northwestern University

Wed 8:30 AM

Panel: Great Lakes Water Scarcity and Regional Economic Development

When: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM  

Where: Wieboldt Hall North Entrance, Rm. 147, 339 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public

Cost: Free

Contact: Jeff A Henderson   847.467.1972

Group: ISEN

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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** This panel is a Chicago Ideas Week Affiliate Event **

An event flyer is accessible here.

Synopsis: A discussion that will explore the latest technical and political issues surrounding Great Lakes water quality and availability, especially as they are being affected by climate change. The implications for the often under-appreciated resources of the Great Lakes are huge, as the sustainability of the world’s largest group of freshwater lakes is vital to public and environmental health and regional economic development.  Discussion will include how regional governments and industry are responding.


Cameron Davis (Opening Keynote)
Senior Advisor to the Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Tim A. Eder
Executive Director, Great Lakes Commission

David Naftzger
Executive Director, Council of Great Lakes Governors

David Ullrich
Executive Director, Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative

Donald J. Wuebbles
Harry E. Preble Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate as a member of the IPCC.


Moderated by Mark Petri
Technology Development Director in the Energy Engineering and Systems Analysis Directorate, Argonne National Laboratory


Co-sponsored by the Shedd Aquarium, Argonne National Laboratory, the Initative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN), and the Midwest Energy and Sustainability Leadership Alliance (MESLA).

Free and open to the public, but RSVP is required due to limited seating.  Contact  A video archive will be available at a later date for those unable to attend (contact Jeff for details), or, tune in to a live webcast.

Registration and light refreshments prior to the start of the panel at 8am.


Parking / transportation details will be posted shortly.

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