On this, the 25th Anniversary of the signing of the Great Lakes
Water Quality Agreement between Canada and the United States,
The International Joint Commission invites you to join us ...
Saturday, November 1st and Sunday, November 2nd, 1997 for
... to be held at the Americana Resort and Conference Centre, 8444 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
as well as ...
Saturday Evening, November 1st, 1997 for the
... to be held at the Niagara Falls Convention
Under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, the governments of the United States and Canada have primary responsibility to restore and protect the environmental quality of our Great Lakes. The International Joint Commission has responsibility to evaluate progress and its timeliness. Central to the Commission's evaluation is advice and insight provided by the public. A key element is the Agreement Public Forum, to be held November 1-2, 1997 at the Americana Resort & Conference Centre, Niagara Falls, Ontario. The Forum culminates the Commission's consultation process for the current biennial cycle.
The Agreement Public Forum provides a convenient opportunity for the public to be heard prior to the Commission formulating advice in its Ninth Biennial Report to governments to be released in 1998. At this public meeting, the Commission invites you to express your views on Agreement progress, encourage action and change, and identify issues and possible solutions. You are also encouraged to share your vision for future of the Great Lakes.
At the forum, governments will report on programs and progress in fulfillment of their Agreement obligations. To enhance public awareness and receive feedback, the Commission's Water Quality Board, Science Advisory Board, International Air Quality Advisory Board and Council of Great Lakes Research Managers will present issues of interest, based on their Priorities Report.
The report on 1995-97 Priorities and Progress Under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement is a consolidated volume of reports by the Commission's advisory boards and task forces for the 1995-97 reporting cycle. Highlighted are trends and developments related to the health of the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem and its inhabitants. To request a copy, send your name and address to the International Joint Commission's Great Lakes Regional Office.
The Agreement Public Forum is also an opportunity for participants to network with colleagues and others from around the Great Lakes basin. Limited exhibit space is available. The preliminary schedule for the forum is provided below:
Saturday, November 1, 1997
|9:00 - 9:30 am||Report: Product from Great Lakes Roundtable|
|9:30 - 12:00 noon||Governments' Presentation|
|12:00 -1:00 pm||Lunch (on your own)|
|1:00 - 3:00 pm||Public Meeting|
Sunday, November 2, 1997
|9:00 - 11:00 am||Commission Presentation|
|11:00 - 12:30 pm||Public Meeting (continued)|
|12:30 - 1:30 pm||Lunch (on your own)|
|1:30 - 5:00 pm||Public Meeting (continued)|
For information about accommodations, please contact any of the following hotels:
|Americana Resort and Conference Centre||1-905-356-8444||toll free: 1-800-263-3508|
|Ramada Coral Inn Resort||1-905-356-6116||toll free: 1-800-663-6399|
|Sheraton Fallsview Hotel||1-905-374-1077||toll free: 1-800-267-8439|
|Sheraton Inn Niagara Falls||1-905-374-4142||toll free: 1-800-263-2566|
|Old Stone Inn||1-905-357-1234||toll free: 1-800-263-6208|
|Venture Inn||1-905-358-3293||toll free: 1-800-263-2557|
|Howard Johnson||1-905-357-4040||toll free: 1-800-565-4656|
For summary information about the Commission's other consultation activites, visit the Commission's website at: http://www.ijc.org
Revised: July 7, 1997
Maintained by Kevin McGunagle, firstname.lastname@example.org