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University Of Michigan Hosting Meeting for Future of the Great Lakes

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The University of Michigan will be hosting dozens of Great Lakes researchers, advocates, and policy-makers this week, at its Ann Arbor Campus.

They will be in town for a meeting on the Great Lakes Futures Project, on Wednesday.

The consortium of universities and institutions in the U.S. and Canada, are developing plans for long-term research projects, to protect and restore the Great Lakes.

More than 75 Great Lakes Researchers and others are expected to attend this week's meeting, hosted by the University of Michigan Water Center.

Participants will discuss forces that shaped the Great Lakes region in the past and those that will shape it over the next half-century.

These forces include climate change, economics, water quality, biological and chemical contaminants, invasive species and demographics.