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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Welcome to the first edition of the Tri-Board Tribune, a quarterly newsletter designed by the Great Lakes Water Levels Boards of the International Joint Commission to share information and articles related to the entire Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River basin and provide regional updates presented by...
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About Water Quality Board Watching Briefs The Great Lakes Water Quality Board (WQB) develops watching briefs for the purpose of summarizing significant developments, events and information in a factual manner on specific, defined topic areas. They are periodically updated and serve to keep the WQB...
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In 2021 the WQB produced a report on the topic of decommissioning nuclear power plants in the Great Lakes basin, which identified potential opportunities in the decommissioning process to reduce threats to the Great Lakes environment. The WQB recommends binational alignment of Canada and US...
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Reports The Great Lakes Water Quality Board completed its third Great Lakes Regional Poll in 2021. The 2021 Great Lakes Regional Poll results provide a snapshot of Great Lakes residents' views on topics including: the importance to protect the Great Lakes environmental health and water quality, and...
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Questions and Answers from the June 2021 Virtual Public Meeting
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This graphic explains the roles and responsibilities of the key players involved in the regulation of Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River regulation.
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2019 Report In 2019 the WQB produced a report on the topic of manure management for animal feeding operations, which reviewed practices and policies in the state and provincial jurisdictions in the Great Lakes. The recommendations included in the report have been identified as priority actions for...
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The 134th Progress Report to the International Joint Commission by the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board, covering the period March 1, 2020 through August 31, 2020.
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One Hundred and Thirty-Third Progress Report to the International Joint Commission by the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board Covering the Period 1 September 2019 through 29 February 2020
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One Hundred and Thirty-Second Progress Report to the International Joint Commission by the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board Covering the Period 1 March 2019 through 31 August 2019
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The purpose of this document is to compile unbiased background information about nuclear energy production, the nuclear regulators, the decommissioning process, radioactive waste management, and status of the nuclear power facilities in the Great Lakes basin. The background report is also...
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This project seeks to address these concerns by conducting a comprehensive scientific review of the life histories and critical habitat of all known fish species inhabiting Lake St. Lawrence (Iroquois Dam to Moses-Saunders Dam). Historically low 2018 water levels in Lake St. Lawrence have prompted...
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The 131st Progress Report to the International Joint Commission by the International St. Lawrence River Board of Control, covering the period of September 1, 2018 to February, 28 2019.
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In January 2017 the WQB produced a Climate Change and Adaption in the Great Lakes project summary that focused on the need for coordinated binational action in developing a climate adaption and resiliency strategy for the Great Lakes. The WQB undertook follow-up work to explore ways to advance...
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The objective of this appendix is to provide the background material that was previously presented in the semi-annual reports of the former International St. Lawrence River Board of Control to the International Joint Commission (IJC). Providing the material in this manner allows the semi-annual...
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The 130th Progress Report to the International Joint Commission by the International St. Lawrence River Board of Control, covering the period of March 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018.
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Slides from the Great Lakes Water Quality Board's webinar presenting the results of its Second Binational Poll
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This report by the International Lake Ontario - St. Lawrence River Board (the Board) describes the causes of the record high water levels in 2017 on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, as well as the regulation of outflows by the Board during this event. The Board is appointed by the...
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A report by the Great Lakes Water Quality Board that presents the key findings of a poll conducted in 2018 of U.S. and Canadian citizens in the Great Lakes basin related to Great Lakes Water Quality. The poll was the second conducted by the WQB and follows the first poll which was completed in 2015.
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The 129th Progress Report to the International Joint Commission by the International St. Lawrence River Board of Control, covering the period of September 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018.
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This report presents the recommendations of the Great Lakes Water Quality Board on the topic of how watershed management plans should be used to manage nutrient pollution in Lake Erie. The implementation of effective watershed management plans is an important tool in a holistic approach to reducing...
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The 128th Progress Report to the International Joint Commission by the International St. Lawrence River Board of Control, covering the period of March 1, 2017 through August 31, 2017.
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This report provides the recommendations of the Water Quality Board to address the challenges in seeking alternatives to the use of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) as flame retardants, and avoiding the release of PBDEs during product use, recycling and disposal through the implementation of...
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The 127th Progress Report to the International Joint Commission by the International St. Lawrence River Board of Control, covering the period of September 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017.
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The 126th Progress Report to the International Joint Commission by the International St. Lawrence River Board of Control, covering the period of March 1, 2016 through August 31, 2016.
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This report presents the recommendations of the Great Lakes Water Quality Board's Legacy Issues Work Group on the topic of how watershed management plans should be used to manage nutrient pollution in Lake Erie.
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The 125th Progress Report to the International Joint Commission by the International St. Lawrence River Board of Control, covering the period of September 1, 2015 to February 29, 2016.
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Appendix to Semi-Annual Progress Reports to the International Joint Commission by the International St. Lawrence River Board of Control, covering abbreviations, glossary of terms, and background information, updated March 2016.
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Oraclepoll Research Limited was commissioned by the International Joint Commission’s (IJC) Great Lakes Water Quality Board (WQB) to conduct a telephone survey of residents living in the Great Lakes basin catchment area. The survey was intended to establish baseline data across an array of...
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This report provides the recommendations of the Water Quality Board's Legacy Issues Work Group, with regard to the development of a strategy by the governments of Canada and the United States to address polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in the Great Lakes.
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The 124th Progress Report to the International Joint Commission by the International St. Lawrence River Board of Control, covering the period of March 1, 2015, through August 31, 2015.
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The 123rd Progress Report to the International Joint Commission by the International St. Lawrence River Board of Control, covering the period of September 24, 2014, through February 28, 2015.
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The 122nd Progress Report to the International Joint Commission by the International St. Lawrence River Board of Control, covering the period of March 27, 2014, through September 23, 2014.
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The 121st Progress Report to the International Joint Commission by the International St. Lawrence River Board of Control, covering the period of September 19, 2013, through March 26, 2014.
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The 120th Progress Report to the Internataional Joint Commission by the International St. Lawrence River Board of Control, covering the period of March 22, 2013, through September 18, 2013.
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In March 2012, the International Upper Great Lakes Study (IUGLS) Board concluded a five year study reviewing the regulation of water levels on the upper Great Lakes. In follow-up to recommendations made, the International Joint Commission (IJC) issued a directive to the International Great Lakes-St...
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The 119th Progress Report to the International Joint Commission by the International St. Lawrence River Board of Control, covering the period of September 20, 2012, through March 21, 2013.
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The 118th Progress Report to the International Joint Commission by the International St. Lawrence River Board of Control, covering the period of March 22, 2012, through September 19, 2012.
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The 117th Progress Report to the International Joint Commission by the International St. Lawrence River Board of Control, covering the period of September 14, 2011, through March 21, 2012.
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