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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Annex 10 (Science) of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement assigns the International Joint Commission (IJC) and its Science Advisory Board (SAB) a role in providing input to the Parties on priority science issues on a three year basis. This document summarizes the SAB’s advice to the Parties on...
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In January 2019, the Committee published its 2018 phase one report that recommended the development of a Great Lakes groundwater and surface water conceptual framework. The latest report from the Great Lakes Science Advisory Board-Research Coordination Committee describes the scientific, technical...
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The Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River Adaptive Management Committee (GLAM Committee) of the International Joint Commission (IJC) began Phase 1 of the expedited review of Plan 2014 in February 2020. The objective of Phase 1 was to assess flow releases under the International Lake Ontario – St...
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View the online version of the Phase 1 report and related content, or open the PDF version, below.
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This document provides the collective wisdom of the 18 member Public Advisory Group in terms of summarizing their contribution to the Phase 1 effort of the Expedited Review of Plan 2014, the challenges and limitations of the process and their recommendations for future public engagement.
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International Souris River Study Board Operating Rules Review Task (OR1: Plain Language Review of the 1989 Agreement)
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International Souris River Study Board Data Collection and Management Task (DW1: Summarize POS Projects and Report Progress)
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International Souris River Study Board Data Collection and Management Task (DW2: Collation and Collection of Bathymetry and LiDAR data)
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International Souris River Study Board Data Collection and Management Task (DW2: Collation and Collection of Bathymetry and LiDAR data)
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International Souris River Study Board Data Collection and Management Task (DW3: Review and Update of Hydrometeorological Data Network)
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International Souris River Study Board Data Collection and Management Task (DW4: Data Collection for Performance Indicators)
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International Souris River Study Board Hydrology and Hydraulics Task (HH1: Regional and Reconstructed Hydrology)
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International Souris River Study Board Hydrology and Hydraulics Task (HH3: Artificial Drainage Impacts Review)
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International Souris River Study Board Hydrology and Hydraulics Task (HH6: Reservoir Flow Release Model (HEC-RESSIM))
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International Souris River Study Board Hydrology and Hydraulics Task (HH8: PRM Model)
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International Souris River Study Board Hydrology and Hydraulics Task (HH10: Forecasting Assessment)
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International Souris River Study Board Plan Formulation Committee Task (PF2: HEC-Res Sim Alternatives Assessment)
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International Souris River Study Board Plan Formulation Task (PF4: Roadmap for taking study product to address other concerns)
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International Souris River Study Board Hydrology and Hydraulics Task (HH7: Hydraulic Modeling HEC-RAS)
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Appendix 5 provides a brief summary of the Study's Technical Tasks and Reports and provides hyperlinks to the full versions of the technical reports.
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The International Souris River Study Board held a virtual workshop with Indigenous Nations on March 12, 2021. This is a summary report of that workshop.
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International Souris River Study Board Hydrology and Hydraulics task, Reservoir Flow Release Modelling (HEC-RAS) Report
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Appendix to Section 6 of the Souris Study Board report - Evaluation of the Alternative Operating Plan Measures Reading Performance Indicator Plots
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The November 6-7 2019 Indigenous Nations Workshop at the International Peace Garden was intended to obtain the insights of Tribes in the United States, and First Nations and the Métis Nation in Canada (i.e. Indigenous Nations who may have vested interests in the Souris River Basin), to better...
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The International Souris River Study Board (ISRSB) undertook a number of Indigenous engagement initiatives as part of their efforts to inform the study of Indigenous rights holders’ interests in the Souris River watershed and the river’s flow operations. The virtual workshop with Indigenous Nations...
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The connecting waters are vital links in the economic and ecological network of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River system, but they are threatened by multiple stressors. Present monitoring activities are insufficient to adequately inform the management of these connecting waters. The Great Lakes...
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This paper describes a flexible strategy developed by the GLAM Committee for the on-going evaluation and improvement of the regulation plans through the use of adaptive management. Adaptive management is a structured, iterative cycle for improving actions through long-term monitoring, modelling, and...
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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, 2020 through September 30, 2021. These activities support the long-term adaptive management strategy (on-going review and evaluation) of regulation plans for the...
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The International Joint Commission (IJC) established the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Adaptive Management (GLAM) Committee through an IJC directive on January 16, 2015, to provide monitoring and evaluation of regulation plans as a sub-committee in support of the three Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River...
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An environmental stressor is any factor whose presence adversely affects individuals, populations, or ecosystems. Often but not necessarily the result of human activities, examples include many different pollutants, excess nutrients, habitat loss and invasive species. Recognizing that interactions...
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2020 Report In June 2020, the International Joint Commission’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) completed a report entitled Understanding Declining Productivity in the Offshore Regions of the Great Lakes. The report includes a number of findings and a recommendation aimed at improving coordination...
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The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (the Agreement) charges the International Joint Commission (IJC), supported by its Great Lakes advisory boards, with several responsibilities including identification of emerging issues facing the Great Lakes. To help fulfil this responsibility the IJC’s Great...
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The International Joint Commission (IJC) established the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Adaptive Management (GLAM) Committee through an IJC directive on January 16, 2015, to provide monitoring and evaluation of regulation plans as a sub-committee in support of the three Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River...
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