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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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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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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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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The Health Professionals Advisory Board conducted a proof-of-concept pilot study to assess whether it is feasible to collect comparable, binational water quality and population health data for locations around the Great Lakes, and whether such data could be used to generate conclusions and examine...
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In 1913, a ground-breaking IJC monitoring study linked untreated sewage pollution to widespread disease in the Great Lakes. One hundred years later, the question remains whether nearshore fecal bacterial/microbial water quality is getting better or worse. While technology to prevent and track this...
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The International Joint Commission presents its second triennial assessment of progress on Great Lakes water quality pursuant to Article 7.1 (k) of the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA). This report provides advice and recommendations to assist the federal governments to better meet...
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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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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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The Health Professionals Advisory Board (HPAB) has undertaken a human health review of selenium at the request of the International Joint Commission (IJC) and developed this technical report with the assistance of contractor Michael Kosnett. Selenium is an essential nutritional element that supports...
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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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In September 2019, the International Red River Board (the Board) recommended that the International Joint Commission (IJC) adopt proposed nutrient concentration objectives and targets for the Red River at the boundary between the United States and Canada. This proposal is the culmination of a...
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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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