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

Upcoming Meetings

Together with the International Souris River Board, the Study Board invites you to a public meeting on June 25, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm at the Days Inn in Estevan, Saskatchewan. Visit Eventbrite to view the agenda and register for the free event. 

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The public is invited to attend presentations of the International Souris River Board and the International Souris River Study Board (ISRSB) on June 25, 2018, from 7:00 to 9:30 pm at the Days Inn in Estevan, Saskatchewan.

Following a brief overview of the study and its progress, as well as updates on recent conditions and water management in the basin, the public will have an opportunity to pose questions and share its views with members of the two boards.

Public participation and feedback is an important consideration of both boards. Members of the public are encouraged to be involvedby attending the public meeting and following the boards online:

 

DRAFT AGENDA

7:00 p.m. Welcome and introductions

7:10 p.m. Review of agenda

7:15 p.m. Update from the International Souris River Board

7:30 p.m. Plan of Study review from International Souris River Study Board (ISRSB)

7:45 p.m. ISRSB Public Advisory Group public outreach and activities

7:50 p.m. Water quality update

8:00 p.m. Water management update

8:15 p.m. Open discussion of water management challenges and concerns

9:30 p.m. Close of meeting

The International Lake Superior Board of Control invites members of the public to participate in a teleconference‚Äźwebinar to discuss the regulation of Lake Superior outflows and water levels in the upper Great Lakes system at 12pm on Thursday, July 19.  Specific topics include: Plan 2012, expected deviations, and more.

To find out more please visit the Board's website

Recent Meetings

With the support of IWI funding, the IJC is working with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to apply a regional water quality model called SPARROW. The model quantifies loadings of phosphorus at key locations in the watersheds, identifies “hotspot” areas of high nutrient loading, and apportions pollution sources according to jurisdiction and human influences such as agriculture and wastewater treatment plants. The model is being used to help set phosphorus targets as part of a basin-wide nutrient management strategy with the goal of improving the ecological health of Lake Winnipeg and the Red River Basin. 

USGS page on SPARROW Watershed Modelling: http://wi.water.usgs.gov/nutrients/sparrow/index_modeling_MCSM.html



"The 2014 Great Lakes Waterways Conference is the one maritime industry event that involves all segments of the maritime community in important deliberations and sessions aimed specifically at the Great Lakes region." 

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e85qpy3zd6d89c82&llr=cb9bx7kab 

"2014 is the UN International Year of Family Farming – so the Ramsar Convention chose Wetlands & Agriculture as the World Wetlands Day theme for 2014."

http://www.ramsar.org/cda/en/ramsar-activities-wwds-wwd2014index/main/ramsar/1-63-78%5E26287_4000_0__ 

For more information on the Indicators projects plese visit here: http://ijc.org/en_/AOP/Indicators


* Download the 2013 IJC brochure on the Indicators.



The 31st Annual Red River Basin Land & Water International Summit Conference to be held at the Ramada Plaza Suites & Convention Center in Fargo, North Dakota, January 14-16, 2013.

http://www.redriverbasincommission.org/Conference/conference.html

Program: http://www.redriverbasincommission.org/2014_program-Mailing_FINAL_10-10-13.pdf

FALL SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING

234 Laurier Avenue West, 22nd floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6K6

December 9 - 12, 2013

 

Executive Meeting

Monday, December 9

During the executive meeting, Commissioners are to appoint members to their boards and discuss work plans for activities involving the Great Lakes Areas of Concern, Lake Erie Ecosystem Priority, International Watersheds Initiative, and other projects.

Board Appearances 

Tuesday, December 10

8:30-9:30 am

      International Red River Board

9:30-10:30 am

      International Souris River Board

10:30-10:45 am

      Break

10:45-11:45 pm

      International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board

11:45-12:45 pm

      Lunch

12:45-1:30 pm

      International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control

1:30-2:15 pm

      International Kootenay Board of Control

2:15-2:30 pm

      Break

2:30-4:30 pm

      International Watersheds Initiative Workshop

4:30 pm

      Adjourn


Wednesday, December 11

8:30-10:15 am

International St. Lawrence River Board of Control, International Niagara Board of Control, and International Lake Superior Board of Control

10:15-10:30 am

Break

10:30-11:15 am

Health Professionals Advisory Board

11:15-12:00 noon

Council of Great Lakes Research Managers

12:00-1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00-2:00 pm

Great Lakes Water Quality Board

2:00-3:00 pm

Great Lakes Science Advisory Board

3:00-3:15 pm

Break

3:15-4:00 pm

Accredited Officers of the St. Mary and Milk Rivers

4:00 pm

Adjourn

6:30-8:30 pm

RECEPTION for Commissioners, All Staff, Board Members and other invited guests

At: Ninth Floor Reception Room, Lester B. Pearson Building, 125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

IJC Meeting with Governments

Thursday, December 12

Commissioners will meet with representatives of the governments of Canada and the United States to discuss progress on IJC activities and responses by the governments to matters previously reported by the IJC.


IJC Commissioner Gordon Walker in a question and answer session with Restore Our Water International Directors.
Lawrence Park Community Church
2180 Bayview
North York, ON

For more information, visit the ROWI website at http://restoreourwater.com/events

Presentation by Commissioner Walker.

Hosted by the County of Lambton.

http://www.lambtononline.ca/home/Pages/home.aspx

There is no cost to attend the forum but registration is required by 12 noon, Monday, November 4.  RSVP by emailing water.forum@county-lambton.on.ca or by calling 519-845-0801 or 1-866-324-6912 ext. 5302.

The 8th biennial State of Lake Michigan and the 13th annual Great Lakes Beach Association Conference will be held in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The conference will be held at the newly renovated Blue Harbor convention center and hotel on the shore of Lake Michigan. In addition to eighteen sessions on Lake Michigan and Great Lakes beach issues, there will be field trips to restoration project sites, workshops, an evening poster reception, and beach bonfire. The Blue Harbor and city of Sheboygan offer many amenities and activities for companions and families to enjoy.

The joint conference typically draws several hundred resource managers, scientists, planners, elected officials, and interested citizens -- all working to improve and protect Lake Michigan and Great Lakes beaches.

For more information: http://aqua.wisc.edu/solm/

The IJC is hosting a series of public open houses to share the major findings and recommendations of its draft Lake Erie Ecosystem Priority (LEEP) report and receive comments on the report.

 

Each public open house session will have a poster presentation period from 6-7pm, followed by a comment period of 7-9pm.


IJC Executive Meeting, October 1-2, 2013

The IJC is hosting a series of public open houses to share the major findings and recommendations of its draft Lake Erie Ecosystem Priority (LEEP) report and receive comments on the report.

 

Each public open house session will have a poster presentation period from 6-7pm, followed by a comment period of 7-9pm.


The IJC is hosting a series of public open houses to share the major findings and recommendations of its draft Lake Erie Ecosystem Priority (LEEP) report and receive comments on the report.

 

Each public open house session will have a poster presentation period from 6-7pm, followed by a comment period of 7-9pm.


The IJC is hosting a series of public open houses to share the major findings and recommendations of its draft Lake Erie Ecosystem Priority (LEEP) report and receive comments on the report.

 

Each public open house session will have a poster presentation period from 6-7pm, followed by a comment period of 7-9pm.


You are invited to our Sept. 24, 2013, public teleconference

WHAT: The regulation of outflows and water levels in the Lake Ontario/St. Lawrence River System.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 7:00-8:30 pm EDT.

WHERE IN PERSON:

Kingston: Salon A, Confederation Place Hotel, 237 Ontario Street, Kingston ON

Oswego: Room 118 of Rich Hall, SUNY, Oswego, NY

For more information, see this PDF announcement.

For webex information, see this PDF of instructions

Presentation to come.

 

Check out the board activites page here.

The IJC is hosting a series of public open houses to share the major findings and recommendations of its draft Lake Erie Ecosystem Priority (LEEP) report and receive comments on the report.

 

Each public open house session will have a poster presentation period from 6-7pm, followed by a comment period of 7-9pm.


You are invited to our public teleconference

WHAT: Matters affecting flows and levels in the Niagara River.

WHEN: Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 6:30-8:30 pm EDT.

CALL-IN: 1-877-413-4781, PIN code 736 879 4 #; please dial in before 6:20 pm.

 

Any updates will be posted on the Board’s Activities webpage by September 18.

For more information please visit the Board's activities page.

If you require additional information please contact:

Chuck Southam
Secretary, Canadian Section
International Niagara Board of Control
867 Lakeshore Road, PO Box 5050
Burlington, ON L7R 4A
Tel (905) 336-4955
E-Mail: chuck.southam@ec.gc.ca

John W. Kangas
Secretary, United States Section
International Niagara Board of Control
231 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60604
Tel (312) 353-4333
E-Mail: john.w.kangas@usace.army.mil

We look forward to your participation!

The IJC is hosting a series of public open houses to share the major findings and recommendations of its draft Lake Erie Ecosystem Priority (LEEP) report and receive comments on the report.

 

Each public open house session will have a poster presentation period from 6-7pm, followed by a comment period of 7-9pm.