International Joint Commission (IJC)
More than a century of cooperation protecting shared waters

The First Century of the International Joint Commission

Date: 2017/09/25
Start Time: 00:00
Duration: 00:00
Location: Pellan Room (2nd Floor), Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street

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.

The conference begins at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, September 25. For full details, please see the program. There is no fee, but as space is limited, we ask participants to register in advance.