Hosted by Waterlution, this Water Innovation Lab travelled across the twin Saults and attracted aspiring water leaders from across the Great Lakes.
Waterlution and partners hosted WIL-Great Lakes, a capacity building and innovation acceleration initiative involving young water leaders who work across the Great Lakes region from both Canada and the USA (Northern Turtle Island). The program combined leadership and skills training with technical expertise from Northwestern Michigan College, coupled with community-led on-the-land knowledge sharing to stimulate and accelerate innovative solution-making, with partners in Sault St, Marie, Ontario.
Dr. Elaine Ho-Tassone co-organized the Sault Ste. Marie/Bruce Mines portion, which was delivered with local partners (e.g., Paddles for Conservation, Garden River First Nation, and water researchers from Natural Resources Canada) from September 15-18, 2022.