Selector: Clayton Hayes
August is National Water Quality Month, so I have gathered resources related to water quality for our August 2020 Subject of the Month. As someone who was born and raised in Michigan, I know how easy it can be to take freshwater resources for granted. The size and scope of the Great Lakes means it can be easy to forget how much work goes in to maintaining water systems. Even here in the Great Lakes region, where water can feel like a limitless resource, water quality remains an essential part of our everyday lives and should not be overlooked. With this in mind, I've expanded the scope of this guide a bit beyond just water quality and have included resources related to freshwater systems and ecology here in the Great Lakes region, as well.
Image credit: Aerial Associates Photography, Inc. by Zachary Haslick for the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Note that these resources are only available on-site at the Reuther and Purdy-Kresge libraries. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Purdy-Kresge Library is expected to remain closed through the Fall 2020 semester while the Reuther Library will allow research visits by appointment only. Updates regarding library access may be found at https://library.wayne.edu/covid-19/
from the 2014 WSU School of Information Sciences Oral Histories course: