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July 19, 2016

    Current research, researchers, and emerging technology

    Current research going on in Lake Erie and the Great Lakes as it relates to HABs, water quality, and aquatic ecosystems. This includes researchers who work on issues pertaining to freshwater, HABs, cyanotoxins, and lake water quality. You will also find how emerging technologies are being used to assess water quality, testing, monitoring, and forecasting.

    Economics and policy

    Links to Federal and State legislation and legislators can be found here. Articles found will cover topics related to policy affecting agriculture, nutrient loading, drinking water quality, and HABs reduction. The economic impacts of HABs in the Great Lakes are also discussed.

    Human Health and Toxicity

    This category discusses the effects of HABS and cyanobacteria human health. Articles also cover recreational safety related to fishing, boating and swimming. A link to Ohio’s recreational alert system for lake water quality is available along with forms to report illness in humans or pets as a result of exposure to a HAB.

    Lake Erie HABs and lake water quality

    This category discusses issues pertaining to Lake Erie. General information about harmful algal blooms (HABs) can also be found. This includes causes of HABs, issues related to cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins, and the effects HABs on human health, drinking water, and wildlife. Articles that discuss water quality can also be found. Topics include the history of Lake Erie’s water quality, the effects that nutrient loading, pollution, and decreased oxygen levels have on lake water.

    Land use practices, sources of enrichment, water quality and engineered systems

    Information about land use practices and management related to lake water quality and HABs can be found in this category. This includes agriculture practices that lead to nutrient loading and interventions to reduce the amount of chemicals entering our waterways. Topics include watershed management, stewardship, and best management practices (BMP) for reducing point and non-point source pollution.

    Producing safe drinking water (including test assets and capabilities)

    Health advisories and policies related to safe drinking water can be found in this category. This includes the most current guidelines regarding microcystin levels in drinking water. Information can also be found about drinking water testing and treatment. Links to alert systems that inform the public of drinking water safety can also be found.