What is the future of the Great Lakes?

Detroit Public Television will live stream sessions from the Great Lakes Restoration Conference this week. Watch a live stream in the player above from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Thursday. All times EDT.

Detroit Public Television and Great Lakes Now will host a three-day conference on the future of the Great Lakes. Topics will include everything from Algae blooms to invasive species to water levels.

The Great Lakes Restoration Conference will attract close to 400 activists, government officials and business and industry leaders from across the region from Sept. 9-11 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. You can watch a live stream of the events starting Tuesday in the player above. (See the schedule above.)

According to Great Lakes Now, one topic receiving a lot of attention this year will be the growing threat posed by plastics to plant and animal life, in addition to exploring the science, politics and the future of the Great Lakes.

You can see full coverage of all the sessions and key note speakers on their website.