“Making Waves: Our Water, Our Legacy,” a symposium co-sponsored by the Garden Club of Evanston and Northwestern University’s University Relations department, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Nov. 1 in the Louis Room of the Norris Center at Northwestern University. It is free and open to the public, with free parking available in the Northwestern lot, 1847 Campus Drive, on the south end of campus off of Sheridan Road.

The event, spearheaded by the Garden Club of Evanston as one of its Centennial Celebration gifts to the community, will cover challenges, solutions and opportunities relating to Lake Michigan.

The three-person expert panel includes J. David Rankin, vice president of Programs at the Great Lakes Protection Fund, which identifies, demonstrates and promotes regional action to enhance the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem; Dr. George Wells, professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northwestern University and a noted expert on sustainable wastewater treatment and energy recovery from waste; and Debra Shore, a longtime environmental advocate serving her second term as Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner. Sue Durburg, of the Garden Club of Evanston, will moderate.