Take a deeper dive into Lake Michigan

Much has changed in and around Lake Michigan in the past several hundred years, and particularly in the last three decades. Find out what the latest research has told us about this freshwater resource.

As water rates continue to rise, affordability is a growing concern

From 2008 to 2018, the average residential monthly water rate almost doubled in Chicago.

Valuing Ecosystem Services

The benefits that people, communities, and economies receive from nature are called ecosystem services. How can these services be economically valued in the Indiana coastal zone?

What is Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant?

We use research, outreach, and education to bring the latest science to Great Lakes communities and their residents. By connecting decision-makers with science, we help strengthen and preserve ecosystems and communities in southern Lake Michigan and beyond.

IISG Publications & Products

Search our publication and product database for publications, fact sheets, presentations, and other products on important issues related to Lake Michigan and the surrounding communities.