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Ecosystem management -- Economic aspects -- Great Lakes (North America)

View Resource Healthy Waters, Strong Economy: The Benefits of Restoring the Great Lakes Ecosystem

With good reason, there is a great deal of concern about the future of the Great Lakes. Collectively, these bodies of water account for 90 percent of the United States' and 20 percent of the world's surface fresh water. Beyond that crucial fact, the Great Lakes represent an enormous economic and cultural resource to the region. Recently the Brookings Institution's own John C. Austin, Soren...