The Great Lakes Commission and the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, with support from six funders, embarked on a project in July 2010 to identify engineering options for Chicago's waterway system that will prevent interbasin movement of aquatic invasive species, including Asian carp. The expedited study, now completed, also examines potential improvements to the waterway's roles in commercial navigation, recreational boating, flood and stormwater management, and water quality.
An introductory video features Dr. David Lodge, Director of the Environmental Change Initiative, and The Nature Conservancy's Lindsay Chadderton, who were involved with the study.
From left: David Ullrich, executive director of the
Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, and
Tim Eder, executive director of the Great Lakes Commission,
speak at the media conference in Chicago on Jan. 31.
Visit http://www.glc.org/caws/ to read the official news release, comments from prominent leaders and MI Attorney General Bill Schuette's statement. Photo galleries and full reports can also be viewed there.