Publications

IJC publications contain both board and corporate documents, including reports, fact sheets, infographics, and presentations. Contractor reports are created on behalf of or in coordination with the IJC or its boards by a separate entity, including individuals, companies, and governments. Government reports are documents developed by US or Canadian local/provincial/state/federal government that are of interest to the IJC or board.

IJC Content

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The sixty-fourth report of the International Souris River Board.
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This report summarizes the Indigenous Nations Roundtable held Jan. 16-17, 2023 organized by the International Red River Watershed Board and the International Joint Commission.
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2023 Consultant Report and Summary Letter In 2021, the IJC’s Water Quality Board launched the Manure Nutrient Management Collaborative (Collaborative) with representatives from agriculture, conservation, business, environmental science and government leaders, working toward protection of water...
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The GLAM Committee is developing a Phase 2 strategy to guide the collection of critical information needed for the Board to evaluate the performance of Plan 2014 in response to extreme high and low water levels and the variability exacerbated by climate change and make a recommendation to the IJC on...
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The International St. Mary and Milk Rivers Study Board publishes this semi-annual newsletter to help keep the public informed about the International St. Mary and Milk Rivers Study. This is the second of the series.
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This fact sheet describes what performance indicators are and how they are used in the context of the St. Mary and Milk Rivers Study.
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Under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (the Agreement), the International Joint Commission (the Commission) is responsible for providing the Canadian and US governments (the Parties) with a report that assesses progress toward achieving the Agreement’s objectives. This is the Commission’s...
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The International Watershed Initiative's 25th Anniversary Showcase Report: Building on the Achievements of the IWI as a Binational Solution to Transboundary Water Issues
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In 2023 the WQB, with a team of consultants, produced a report that collected and analyzed ecological, economic, social, political, demographic, technological and cultural data to identify key drivers and trends expected to influence the Great Lakes region over the next 30 years. From this, four...
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In the spring and summer of 2022, the Namakan Chain of Lakes1 and Rainy Lake reached the highest water levels on record. The flood was a natural disaster that lasted for many weeks. Rainy Lake reached record-breaking water levels, and Namakan Lake ranked as the third highest on record. Since 1949...
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This document serves as a high-level summary of the Water Levels Committee’s Post Flood Report. Read the full report.
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Following up on its 2019 report “ Use of Modeling Approaches to Affect Nutrient Management Through Adaptative Management”, this IJC Great Lakes Science Advisory Board-Research Coordination Committee report focuses on progress to date in implementing the Lake Erie Nutrient Adaptive Management...
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This white paper presents the results of a collaboration between the International Joint Commission’s Health Professionals Advisory Board and the Great Lakes Beach Association to assess the binational extent, experience and effects of Great Lakes Beach Sanitary Surveys in the United States and...
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This report looks at efforts to manage nutrients in Lake Erie and Lake Ontario by assessing federal, state and provincial Domestic Action Plans and their implementation, reviewing eight previous IJC reports on nutrient management, and assessing the extent to which key IJC recommendations have been...
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The International St. Mary and Milk Rivers Study Board publishes this semi-annual newsletter to help keep the public informed about the International St. Mary and Milk Rivers Study. This is the first of the series.
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Tenth Annual Report from the International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board. January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.
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The annual report for the International St. Croix River Watershed Board.
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The 2022 Osoyoos Lake (nk’mip) Water Science Forum was hosted by the Osoyoos Indian Band and the Town of Osoyoos, October 27 - 29, 2022, in sẃiẃs (Osoyoos, B.C.) The forum was presented by the Okanagan Basin Water Board, the International Joint Commission, the Okanagan Nation Alliance, along with...
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In the spring and summer of 2022, the Namakan Chain of Lakes and Rainy Lake reached the highest water levels on record. The flood was a natural disaster that lasted for many weeks. Rainy Lake reached record-breaking water levels, and Namakan Lake ranked as the third highest on record. Since 1949...
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To the Official Compilation Prescribing the Method of Regulating the Levels of Boundary Waters dated September 13, 2018.
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February 2023 slide deck from NOAA - Current Conditions and Outlook for Rainy River Basin
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Water Levels Committee: Pre-Spring Engagement - February 27, 2023 slide deck Base Flows Snowpack Temperature Overall Picture Long-Range forecasts and Climate
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This work plan identifies the priority activities to be carried out or initiated by the GLAM Committee in the period covering October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. Tasks are focused on supporting Phase 2 of the expedited review of Plan 2014, with additional tasks to related to the Plan 2012...
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A letter sent on December 20, 2022 from the International Joint Commission (IJC) to the governments of Canada (Global Affairs Canada) and the United States (U.S. Department of State) about IJC’s advice pursuant to the 2016 Lake Champlain and Richelieu River reference.
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This document reports on the progress of the St. Mary and Milk Rivers study as of September 16, 2022.
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The Great Lakes Science Strategy for the Next Decade (the Science Strategy) summarizes the science gaps and related resource needs identified by hundreds of knowledge-holders convened by the International Joint Commission (IJC). This Summary Report provides an overview of the project and integrates...
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This work plan identifies the priority activities to be carried out or initiated by the GLAM Committee in the period covering October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022. While these activities generally support the long-term adaptive management strategy (on-going review and evaluation) of regulation...
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Response letter from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to IJC Commissioners about selenium contamination in the Elk River. Response dated November 9, 2022. Related document: IJC Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and President Biden RE Selenium Contamination dated May 13, 2022
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