The following resources might be useful to teams that are designing projects to improve the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem. This is not designed to be an exhaustive reference, but a selective list of helpful resources.

Great Lakes Background Information

Great Lakes Charter - 1985
http://www.cglg.org/projects/water/docs/GreatLakesCharter.pdf

Great Lakes Charter Annex - 2001
http://www.cglg.org/projects/water/docs/GreatLakesCharterAnnex.pdf

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact - 2005
http://www.cglg.org/projects/water/docs/12-13-05/Great_Lakes-St_Lawrence_River_Basin_Water_Resources_Compact.pdf

Great Lakes Biological Diversity - USEPA
http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/ecopage/glbd/issues/index.html

Center of Excellence for Great Lakes and Human Health - NOAA
http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/res/Centers/HumanHealth/

The Great Lakes: An Environmental Atlas and Resource Book
http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/atlas/index.html

Great Lakes Information Network
http://www.great-lakes.net/

A Glossary of Great Lakes Terms/Acronyms
http://www.seagrant.umn.edu/pubs/ggl/index.html

Visualizing the Great Lakes (images)
http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/image/

Preventing Biological Pollution

Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory - NOAA 
http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/res/Programs/nsmain.html

International Association for Great Lakes Research - Research and Managment Priorities for Aquatic Invasive Species in the Great Lakes
http://www.iaglr.org/scipolicy/issues/ais.php

Great Lakes Fishery Commission - Bibliography, Resources and Links 
http://www.glfc.org/fishmgmt/exotic.php

Great Lakes Information Network - Invasive Species in the Great Lakes Region 
http://www.great-lakes.net/envt/flora-fauna/invasive/invasive.html

Invasives Species Program - USGS
http://www.great-lakes.net/envt/flora-fauna/invasive/invasive.html

Global Ballast Water Management Programme (GloBallast) 
http://globallast.imo.org/

Sea Lamprey: A Great Lakes Invader
http://www.glfc.org/lampcon.php

Asian Carp
http://www.glfc.org/fishmgmt/carp.php

Using Markets for Environmental Improvement

Kellogg School's Ford Center on Global Citizenship
http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/research/fordcenter/index.htm

Environmental Finance Magazine
http://www.environmental-finance.com/

World Business Council for Sustainable Development
http://www.wbcsd.org/

USEPA National Center for Environmental Economics - links page
http://yosemite.epa.gov/ee/epa/eed.nsf/webpages/InternetLinks.html

United Nations Environment Programme - Finance Initiative
http://www.unepfi.org/

Creating Market Mechanisms for Ecological Goods and Services

Environmental Trading Network
http://www.envtn.org/

Tom Teitenberg's (Colby College, Mitchell Family Professor of Economics) Trading Bibliography
http://www.colby.edu/personal/t/thtieten/trade.html

Richard Woodward's (Texas A&M, Dept of Agricultural Economics) Trading Page
http://agecon2.tamu.edu/people/faculty/woodward-richard/

Harnessing the Power of Capital Markets

World Resources Institute - Leverage for the Environment: A Guide to the Private Financial Services Industry
http://www.wri.org/publication/leverage-environment-guide-private-financial-services-industry

Lloyd Kurtz's (UC-Berkely, Center for Responsible Business) Socially Responsible Investing Bibliography
http://www.sristudies.org/

Donald Cram (MIT - Sloan School of Management) and Dinah Koehler's (Harvard School of Public Health) Environmental-Financial Bibliography http://web.mit.edu/doncram/www/environmental/cramkoehler.html

Restoring Natural Flow Regimes

Instream Flow Council
http://www.instreamflowcouncil.org/

eWater CRC
http://www.ewater.com.au/

Protection of the Waters of the Great Lakes, International Joint Commission, 2000
http://www.ijc.org/rel/boards/cde/finalreport/finalreport.html

Indirect Ground-Water Discharge to the Great Lakes, USGS, 1999
http://mi.water.usgs.gov/pdf/glpf.pdf

Importance of Ground Water in the Great Lakes Region, USGS, 2001
http://water.usgs.gov/ogw/pubs/WRI004008/contents.htm

Ground Water and Surface Water: A Single Resource, USGS, 1999
http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/circ1139/index.html

Other Project Design Resources

Harvard Business School - Social Enterprise Resources
http://www.library.hbs.edu/guides/socialenterprise/index.html   

The Alliance for Nonprofit Management
http://www.allianceonline.org/

The Bridgespan Group: Business Planning for Nonprofits
http://www.bridgespan.org/LearningCenter/ResourceDetail.aspx?id=2382  

 

 

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