by Tom Jackson, Sandusky Register

By NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (3200) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

SANDUSKY — Can better technology solve the harmful algal bloom problem in Lake Erie and other lakes?

A $10 million competition hopes to provide an answer to that question.

The George Barley Water Prize, which is being administered by the Everglades Foundation in Florida, is an ongoing competition. It will award $10 million to the researcher or research team that can best demonstrate a cost-effective solution for removing phosphorus from natural bodies of water.

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