Margaret Schneemann, water resource economist for Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, is featured in American Public Media’s story “So Close, Yet So Costly: In cities on the Great Lakes, water pipes are crumbling and poor people are paying the price.”

The story discusses the water pricing crisis around the country, with a focus on Great Lakes cities, where consumer water bills are climbing despite having abundant fresh water resources nearby. Community residents are being left without running water as their bills become unaffordable. 

Read the full story: https://www.apmreports.org/story/2019/02/07/great-lakes-water-shutoffs

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Lake levels continue to reach record highs or near-record highs across the basin. What problems does this cause?

🌊 Coastal erosion
🌊 Flooding
🌊 Infrastructure damage
🌊 Economic loss

Learn more—Great Lakes Quarterly Climate Impacts & Outlook report: https://mrcc.illinois.edu/pubs/docs/GL-2020Winter_Final.pdf

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