Monday, December 1, 2008

EPA sponsors climate change symposium for tribes

Chicago, Ill. - Nov. 24, 2008 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 is sponsoring a symposium on climate change in the Great Lakes basin for tribal officials and others Dec. 1-4 at the Forest County Potawatomi Bingo Casino, 1721 W. Canal St., Milwaukee. The symposium will provide an opportunity to discuss health and cultural effects of climate change in tribal communities around the Great Lakes such as its impact on water supplies and threats to native species important to indigenous cultures and economies.

Stephen Wittman, Communications Manager of the UW Sea Grant Institute, will be presenting on the summary report Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region: Starting a Public Discussion. To see his presentation slides and other presenters' at the symposium, click here.