Apr 12, 2017

The Freshwater Lab Summit

Chicago, IL

Recognizing that those most affected by environmental issues offer the most valuable perspective in the search for lasting solutions, The Freshwater Lab Summit 2017 will bring together a range of community leaders, government officials, and researchers from the U.S. and Canada in Chicago May 10 and 11, 2017 to tackle lead poisoning, oil pipelines, budget cuts and other threats to the Great Lakes region.

The lineup of speakers and panelists represents the spectrum of communities whose health, lives and livelihood are dependent upon the Great Lakes.

The Freshwater Lab Summit will address a range of pressing water issues impacting communities across the Great Lakes basin, including water costs and the right to clean water regardless of race, wealth, or class; the threat of oil pipelines; the impact of lead pipes on freshwater delivery; and new models for enhancing water quality, human health, and everyday life. The summit will also devote an entire day to working group sessions, which will allow participants to identify and plan new initiatives that will be put into action in the summer of 2017.

Members of the public can register here to attend Untrouble the Waters: The Freshwater Lab Summit 2017.