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Water Sector Organizations

Organizations that work on adaptation in the water sector are listed below.

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Environmental Law Institute (ELI)

Environmental Law Institute (ELI) fosters innovative, just, and practical law and policy solutions to enable leaders across borders and sectors to make environmental, economic, and social progress. ELI: 1) Builds the skills and capacity of tomorrow's leaders and institutions; 2) Researches and analyzes complex and pressing environmental challenges; 3) Promotes and disseminates the best thinking through print and electronic media; 4) Convenes people with diverse perspectives to build understanding through robust debate.




Georgetown Climate Center

The nonpartisan Georgetown Climate Center seeks to advance effective climate and energy policies in the United States and serves as a resource to state and local communities that are working to cut carbon pollution and prepare for climate change.




Geos Institute

The Geos Institute is a nonprofit, science-based organization dedicated to helping both human and natural communities predict and prepare for a changing climate. The Institute applies the best available science to natural resource conservation issues through its scientific publications and its ability to link respected scientists to decision makers. Consulting services and planning tools are available to communities for climate risk assessments, adaptation and resiliency solutions. 




Great Lakes Regional Integrated Sciences & Assessments Center (GLISA) - RISA

GLISA is a member of NOAA's Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program, which supports climate research for decision-makers and policy planners at a regional level. GLISA is a partnership between the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, housed in the Graham Sustainability Institute's Climate Center. 




Green Cities California

Green Cities California (GCC) is a coalition of 13 local governments that have implemented groundbreaking environmental policies to accelerate the implementation of sustainability policies and programs through collaborative action. GCC recognizes that current global environmental challenges related to the over-consumption of natural resources, climate change, peak oil, availability of clean fresh water, food security, and environmental justice put California cities and residents at serious risk and require immediate action at all levels.




Gulf of Mexico Alliance

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance is a partnership of the states of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, with the goal of significantly increasing regional collaboration to enhance the ecological and economic health of the Gulf of Mexico. The Alliance has identified six priority issues including water quality, habitat conservation and restoration, ecosystem integration and assessment, nutrients and nutrient impacts, coastal community resilience, and environmental education.




Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant

The Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG) provides research, education and outreach to coastal communities to help secure healthy coastal environments and economies. IISG brings together scientists, educators, policy makers, community decision makers, outreach specialists, business leaders, and the general public to focus on coastal issues in the southern Lake Michigan region - 104 miles of heavily urbanized and industrialized shoreline in Illinois and Indiana. IISG's  program addresses critical issues including aquaculture, aquatic invasive species, climate change, coastal restoration, fish consumption, great lakes health, land use planning, pharmaceuticals, water quality, and water supply.




Local Government Commission (LGC)

The Local Government Commission (LGC) is a nonprofit organization with a 35-year long history of connecting cutting-edge leaders from across the nation to advance transformative policies and implement innovative solutions for sustainable communities. With roots in California and a national reputation, LGC works to build livable communities and local leadership by connecting leaders via innovative programs and network opportunities, advancing policies through participation at the local and state level, and implementing solutions as a technical assistance provider and advisor to local jurisdictions.




Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District (MMSD)

MMSD is a regional government agency that aims to protect Lake Michigan. They provide water reclamation and flood management services for about 1. 1 million people in 28 communities in the Greater Milwaukee Area. They serve 411 square miles that cover all, or segments of, six watersheds.   Established by state law, the District is governed by 11 commissioner with taxing authority. .




Minnesota Sea Grant

The Minnesota Sea Grant, the only Sea Grant program focused entirely on Lake Superior, seeks to maintain and enhance its coastal environment and coastal economy through high-quality research, education, and outreach. This program supports research that will lead to tools and technology for responsible management and policy decisions regarding Lake Superior and inland aquatic economies and resources. Through scientific research and public education programs, the Minnesota Sea Grant conveys the needs of communities, industries, and management agencies to university scientists, and promotes the best and most current science regarding Lake Superior and inland lakes to resource users, managers, and policy-makers.