The First Century of the International Joint Commission
The Historical Section (PORH) and the U.S. Transboundary Affairs Division (NGB), in partnership with the University of Ottawa, the Western Michigan University and Library and Archives Canada, are pleased to sponsor a two-day conference on the history of the International Joint Commission.
Monday and Tuesday, September 25 to 26
8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pellan Room, Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa
Almost everywhere in North America, water is in crisis: drought across the West, and floods in parts of the U.S. More importantly, water is fundamentally tied to some of the largest challenges global society is currently facing: clean energy, pollution and climate change.
This conference brings together leading diplomatic, environmental and Indigenous scholars from Canada and the United States to explore the century-long evolution of the International Joint Commission, a binational Canada-U.S. body playing a key role in helping both countries prevent and resolve transboundary environmental and water-resource disputes.