Help Policy Makers Understand Impact of Great Lakes Water Level Changes on Business

You may have heard about or experienced some of the impacts caused by low or high water levels. These impacts are felt across the region, and they create challenges for protecting our homes, businesses, and lifestyles.  The University of Michigan’s Graham Sustainability Institute and the U-M Water Center are launching an assessment of the causes, consequences, and options for adapting to water level changes on the Great Lakes. The central goal of this water levels assessment is to help shoreline communities, residents, and businesses make informed decisions about dealing with these changes, contributing to economic and environmental prosperity in the Great Lakes region.

The research team would like to invite you to contribute to the water levels assessment by participating in a 15-minute online survey, through which you will have the opportunity to share your experiences with, concerns about, and knowledge of Great Lakes water level changes. Your input is crucial for us to better understand the needs of the residents and business owners impacted by water-level changes, and it will ensure that the water-levels assessment addresses those issues that are most important to people in our region. 

CLICK HERE to access the survey.

Please complete the survey by November 2, 2014. If you have any questions about the survey or about the water levels assessment, contact Rachel Jacobson at the Graham Institute via email at rijacob@umich.edu or phone at (734) 763-0747. Thank you in advance for contributing to this project.