The Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation convened a Water Summit on Oct. 1, 2016 dedicated to “The Future of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.” Experts from New York to Minnesota gathered on Madeline Island in Lake Superior to examine past successes and challenges of GLRI, and to have a frank and robust conversation about the program’s future.

The White Paper

The result is a White Paper, designed to provide the presidential transition teams context and analysis about the future of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.  PDF of White Paper is available here.


Participant Biographies
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Northland College Press Release

Summit Video

Summit Photo Gallery

The Summit weekend incorporated a public panel discussion, a one-day working session, and time to socialize. We’ve collated a few favorite photos from weekend for this slideshow.(Click below on the arrow to view more.)

Summit Funders

Northland College would like the thank the following individuals and organizations for generously supporting the 2016 Water Summit:

Student Experience

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