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July 28
Tipping Points: watershed technology and data at your fingertips

Professionals studying watershed maps, web based tool Tipping Points and Indicators.For land use planners, balancing community growth and environmental health is always a challenge. But after months of pilot testing, IISG is putting the final touches on a new web-based tool that will help them do just that.

The Tipping Points and Indicators tool uses the latest watershed research and cutting-edge technology to show planners where aquatic ecosystems in their area are in danger of crossing a “tipping point,” triggering rapid and sometimes irreversible shifts in how they function. With help from a Sea Grant facilitator, planners can use the tool’s interactive maps, simulators, and recommended response strategies to develop watershed-specific plans that prevent ecosystems from being degraded beyond repair.

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Contact: Kara Salazar, Sustainable Communities Extension Specialist
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant

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