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The Alliance's Water Quality Program is dedicated to clean water that protects the health of the people, fish and wildlife of the Great Lakes by addressing:
The Alliance educates people to participate in water quality decisions affecting their health, and works with government agencies, municipalities and businesses to develop strong policies and standards. We also work to ensure agencies use their authority to protect water quality, demanding agency oversight and legal enforcement when necessary.
Microbeads — tiny plastic particles used as abrasives in many personal-care and beauty products — are a growing concern for Great Lakes fish, wildlife and potentially people.
How to Protect Water Quality Around Your Home: There are a number of simple things you can do around the home to improve water quality in the Great Lakes. Start by selecting two steps from the following list. more >
Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement: Cited as an international model for how countries can work together for the good of a shared resource, Canada and the U.S. established the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement in 1972. Since then, the agreement has driven important public health and water quality improvements, such as phosphorus reductions and cuts in toxic pollution. more >
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