Great Lakes Water Quality Board
The Great Lakes Water Quality Board is the principal advisor to the International Joint Commission under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. The Board assists the Commission by reviewing and assessing the progress of the governments of Canada and the United States in implementing the Agreement, identifying emerging issues and recommending strategies and approaches for preventing and resolving complex challenges facing the Great Lakes, and providing advice on the role of relevant jurisdictions to implement these strategies and approaches.
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/.
Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands Webinar
If you missed the webinar hosted by the WQB 's Emerging Issues Work Group and the Great Lakes Coastal Assembly on December 19th, 2018, click on the buttons below to see the recording or learn more.