Large-scale dairy and animal farms fuel the annual toxic algal blooms in Lake Erie- are regulation loopholes contributing? Record-high water levels are costing lakefront towns millions of dollars, and the Midland dam breach came after years of warning from regulators.
Featuring WPBS Director of Production and Executive Producer Tracy DuFlo
Many issues currently facing our Great Lakes water systems are very serious, and several of those are highlighted in our latest episode of Great Lakes Now: “Water Damage.” Join us for a live chat, as we bring experts together to discuss topics raised in this current episode, including the costs and danger to communities of rising water levels in coastal and other areas, and the sources of persistent toxic algae blooms, particularly in Lake Erie. Most importantly, they will shed light on what’s currently being done around these issues, and what residents and other concerned individuals can do.
The live chat is hosted by Great Lakes Now Program Director Sandra Svoboda.
Our panelists include:
Tracy DuFlo, WPBS director of production and executive producer
David Ruck, Great Lakes Outreach Media, producer of the segments on algae blooms and water levels
Rob Sisson, International Joint Commission, regulator of water quality, water levels, environmental issues, etc.
Panelists will be available to answer your questions live during the chat.
We look forward to connecting with you!