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November 15, 2010

Canadian Section of IJC Names Acting Secretary
Water Expert Ted Yuzyk Named to Post

The Canadian section of the International Joint Commission has appointed Ted Yuzyk to serve as acting secretary, starting on November 22nd. An internationally recognized water expert, Yuzyk brings to the post a unique combination of scientific expertise regarding both water quality and quantity issues and significant management experience dealing with human resources and finances. Yuzyk steps in to fill the vacancy created by the upcoming retirement of Murray Clamen, who has been the Canadian secretary since 1997.

Yuzyk now serves as the Canadian director of the International Upper Great Lakes Study (IUGLS), a $17.5 million, five-year examination of whether improvements can be made to the regulation of outflows from Lake Superior to account for changing user needs and a changing climate. The current Canadian manager of IUGLS, Dr. Syed Moin, will assume the post of acting director.

Prior to his assignment with IUGLS, Yuzyk was acting director of Water Survey of Canada (Environment Canada), where he provided leadership for this national cost-shared water quantity monitoring program with all the provinces and territories. He also has extensive international experience as the Hydrological Adviser for Canada to the World Meteorological Organization, as a member of the Steering Committee for the Global Climate Observing System and in developing many bi-national agreements. At the IJC, he has also been a key player in the development and expansion of the International Watersheds Initiative.

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