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Water Action Agenda

Metropolitan Planning Council

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2018–December 31, 2019
  • Location Chicago, IL, United States
  • Geographic Focus Illinois

About this grant

The Metropolitan Planning Council works with government, community, and business leaders to address planning and development challenges in the Chicagoland area. Communities around Chicago suffer from degrading water infrastructure, leaking pipes, and widely varying water rates. Lake Michigan is threatened by Asian Carp and other aquatic invasive species migrating up the Chicago River. The grantee will conduct water affordability research, provide training to local officials on water management best practices, and help lead the Chicago Area Waterways Advisory Council, a group striving to protect Lake Michigan from invasive species.