The Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative is developing an adaptive management strategy called The Phragmites Adaptive Management Framework (PAMF). This framework will change the way Phragmites management is done throughout the Great Lakes basin and lead to approaches that maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of Phragmites management.
GLANSIS is an inter-agency, Great Lakes-specific database for Aquatic Nonindigenous Species (ANS) information.
Through the Aquatic Invasive Species Annex of the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, the United States and Canada have committed to “… contribute to the achievement of the General and Specific Objectives of this Agreement. Through this Annex the Parties shall establish a binational strategy to prevent the introduction of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS), to control or reduce the spread of existing AIS, and to eradicate, where feasible, existing AIS within the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem.”
The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors’ & Premiers’ Aquatic Invasive Species Task Force works to stop the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) into the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Basin. Since its inception, the Task Force has coordinated State and Provincial efforts to combat AIS through strategic regional action.
Developed annually since 2010, the action plan is designed to prevent the spread of invasive Asian carp in the Great Lakes. The action plan incorporates advances in the most current science making it a continually evolving foundation for the work of the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (ACRCC) partnership — a collaboration of 27 U.S. and Canadian federal, state, and provincial agencies and organizations.
AsianCarp.us provides up-to-date information on ongoing efforts to prevent Asian carp from becoming established in the Great Lakes and beyond. We invite you to learn more about the work of federal, provincial, state and local partners as we join together to prevent the spread of these destructive fish.
The Invasive Mussel Collaborative was established to advance scientifically sound technology for invasive dreissenid mussel control to produce measurable ecological and economic benefits. The Collaborative provides a framework for communication and coordination, and works to identify the needs and goals of resource managers, prioritize the supporting science, and align science and management goals into a common agenda.
The Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species coordinates education, research, management and policy efforts to prevent new AIS from entering the basin and to control and mitigate those AIS populations already established. The Great Lakes Panel is one of six regional panels that report to the federal Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, which coordinates AIS efforts on a federal level.
The Indiana Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Management Plan identifies feasible, cost-effective management practices and measures to be taken on by state and local programs to prevent and control ANS infestations in a manner that is environmentally sound.
This interactive website by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) includes story map features and information on goals and actions in the Western Lake Erie Basin. Additional information and links are available on ISDA's Western Lake Erie Basin page.
This project develops guidance for water system professionals to effectively communicate information about contaminants of emerging concerns to the public.
This is a source water protection project focused on evaluating the relationship between land-use practices and water quality in the St. Joseph River, a tributary of the western Lake Erie Basin.
The ASDWA represents state drinking water programs, which is typically where source water protection programs reside.
The AMWA is an organization of the largest publicly owned drinking water systems in the United States that identifies source water protection as one of its top priorities.
The ACWA consists of state, interstate, and territorial officials who are responsible for the implementation of surface water protection programs throughout the United States. In addition to policy and advocacy work, ACWA provides toolkits to assist state water quality regulators with nutrient management activities.
The Water Research Foundation provides information and resources including a source water protection cost/benefit tool that is designed to evaluate different protection strategies.
The Indiana Department of Environmental management provides source water assessments on community drinking water susceptibility to contamination.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management's Ground Water Section maintains the Indiana Wellhead Protection Program. Indiana's Wellhead Protection page includes information on project implementation and featured communities.
The AWWA maintains the Source Water Protection Resources Community which informs the water industry about current resources, tools, issues, and developments related to source water protection. The AWWA is an international, nonprofit scientific organization focused on water management. The National organization includes over 50,000 members, including water providers, scientists, regulators and consultants. Each state has its own AWWA Section.