Blue Accounting launches collaborative effort to protect Great Lakes source water
The GLC recently brought together water professionals from around the Great Lakes basin to discuss regional goals for protecting source water. Source water includes the lakes, rivers, streams and groundwater that more than 48 million people in the basin rely on for drinking, sanitation, agriculture, and manufacturing purposes. Protecting our source water before it is treated and delivered to homes and businesses is essential for maintaining public health, a high quality of life, and sustaining our regional economy.
This meeting launched the Great Lakes Source Water Initiative, a pilot project under the GLC and The Nature Conservancy’s new Blue Accounting initiative. Blue Accounting helps leaders across the basin manage the world’s largest freshwater ecosystem in a more collaborative, effective and holistic manner.