GEI’s Cam Davis Speaks at Great Lakes St. Lawrence Collaborative Summit

Event Date: May 1, 2019

 Chicago, IL – GEI Consultants, Inc., Vice President Cameron Davis recently served as a keynote speaker before a multi-sector, multi-jurisdictional crowd at the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Collaborative Summit in Toronto.

The Summit was focused on building support for a massive investment in Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River restoration and protection as a companion to the U.S.-based Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Recommendations unveiled at the Summit included the need for accelerating progress on:

  • The management of toxics and harmful pollutants, particularly regarding cumulative exposure
  • Adopting a risk-based approach to beaches and bacteriological contamination
  • Climate change and its impact on shoreline communities
  • Nutrients and the importance of shielding the Lakes and drinking water from harmful algae

Davis has spent more than three decades in the government, corporate, academic, and non-profit sectors. In 2018, he was elected to serve in one of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago’s part-time commissionerships, overseeing the work of an agency with a $1.1 billion annual budget, some 2,000 staff, and responsibility for infrastructure, cybersecurity, and other matters affecting the public health of the second largest county in the U.S.

Davis was joined by Peter Ventin and Elise Ho-Foong of Savanta Inc., GEI’s Ontario office.

The Summit was hosted by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative and others. Click here for more info.

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