• Picture of sunset over Lake Okanagan with view of a dock

    Boundary Waters Treaty

    The 1909 Boundary Waters Treaty  provides principles for Canada and the United States to follow in using the waters they share. 

  • Over One Hundred Years of Protecting Shared Waters

    The International Joint Commission prevents and resolves disputes between the United States of America and Canada under the 1909 Boundary Waters Treaty.

Boards

International Watersheds Initiative

Reports

Transboundary Waters

Transboundary Watersheds

Select a watershed (basin) within the map below to learn more about the IJC’s water-related activities.

THANK YOU FOR STEPPING IN AND SPEAKING OUT FOR THE GREAT LAKES IN 2019

Throughout June - October, the IJC visited several Great Lakes communities to hold public meetings, roundtables and educational events to hear everyone's perspective about the lakes' health now and in the future. More than 1,300 Great Lakes residents attended our meetings, and another 730 provided your input on Agreement progress through an online survey. Thank you!

The meetings are part of the IJC's consultation throughout the Great Lakes region to assess both countries’ progress to accomplish the goals they agreed to in the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Your input will help to ensure that the IJC provides an effective evaluation and advice about progress to restore our precious Great Lakes in its Triennial Assessment of Progress report, which will be released in spring 2020. Videos of everyone's comments at the meetings and all written input will be added to this website at that time, which you can view by using the "Learn More" link below.

To review the governments’ latest progress report for their work under the Agreement, please visit https://binational.net/2019/06/13/2019-prp-rep/.