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  •  Approximately 90% of Ontario’s population lives within the Great Lakes Basin (Environment Canada).
  •  Approximately 33 million people (~25 million Americans and ~8.5 million Canadians) live in the Great Lakes Basin (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency).
  •  Of the eight states and two provinces surrounding the Great Lakes, Ontario withdraws the most water on an annual basis, including the amount withdrawn for hydroelectricity (Annual Report of the Great Lakes Regional Water Use Database, May, 2013 Issue No. 21, Great Lakes Commission).
 Courtesy of Anders Sandberg

Courtesy of Anders Sandberg