International Joint Commission Sustainable Cities, Healthy Watersheds

Friday

RAPs and LaMPs: Industrial and Municipal Contributions to Restoration

Workshop from 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon

The IJC will conduct a workshop on Lakewide Management Plans (LaMPs) and Remedial Action Plans (RAPs) that is devoted to an examination of industry and municipality efforts to restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem. Directed to a wide array of participants from industry, municipalities, agencies, and individuals involved in their communities, the goal of this workshop is to share and discuss the diverse restoration, protection, and decision-making activities underway in the basin. Traditionally, progress reporting has been limited to contaminated sediment removal and management and focused on federal government agency efforts. This workshop, part of an ongoing IJC priority effort to continually monitor and assess efforts under Annex 2 of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, will explore the efforts by various industries and municipalities in regards to planning and implementing activities to restore and protect beneficial uses. These presentations will further enhance our understanding of the benefits that can be derived by encouraging necessary remedial actions by all sectors.