The UN Water Conference, the first such event in 46 years, was billed as a marquee attraction, a chance to corral public and political attention and train it on the global challenges of too much water, too little water, and water that is too polluted.

Public officials, business leaders, and scientists from the Great Lakes region attended the conference, linking global debates about freshwater supply and management with local experience.

Learn which officials from the Great Lakes region attended, including our president and CEO, Dean Amhaus, and read about their impressions of the event in this article from Circle of Blue.