Great Lakes River Mouths and the Region's Economic and Environmental Future
2011 - 2012
Allegra Cangelosi |
Tel: 202-464-4014 |
||Academic (0), Government (0), Non-Profit (1), Corporation (0), Private (0)
||Sustainable use and enhanced value
This is a 9-month planning grant that will seek to develop a project that creates a new regional approach to Great Lakes river mouth redevelopment founded on restoring hydrological and ecological services, creating sustainable economic activity, and managing Great Lakes river mouths as a network. The team will document how the river mouths are currently being used and explore how they may be used sustainably in the future. Specifically, the team will look at: 1) critical hydrological and ecological services provided by Great Lakes river mouths and the importance of each; 2) social drivers governing Great Lakes river mouth development; 3) key current economic and transportation uses of Great Lakes river mouths and likely future trends; 4) current development patterns and compatibility with ecological and hydrological services; and 5) examples of sustainable individual and network river mouth development found within and outside the region.
This planning phase will lay the foundation for a project that creates tools that maximizes the ecological, hydrological and economic services provided by Great Lakes river mouths.