Government and Individual Actions to Protect Water Quality are Important and Valuable, Increasing Majority of Great Lakes Residents Believe
Recent polling on water quality issues reveals that an increasing majority of Great Lakes residents believe government and individual actions to protect water quality are important and valuable.
The International Joint Commission Great Lakes Water Quality Board conducted its third Great Lakes Regional Poll in 2021, and reports on the poll results are now available online at the Great Lakes Water Quality Board’s website: ijc.org/wqb/great-lakes-poll.
The 2021 Great Lakes Regional Poll results provide a snapshot of Great Lakes residents' views on topics including the importance of protecting the Great Lakes’ environmental health and perspectives on the need to protect Great Lakes water quality for drinking water, leisure and recreation, fish and wildlife, and the economy.
To summarize results of the 2021 Great Lakes Regional Poll, the Great Lakes Water Quality Board is hosting a 90-minute Zoom webinar on Thursday, December 9, 2021, starting at 11:30 a.m. ET. Great Lakes Water Quality Board member panelists will give a presentation on results of some of the 60-plus poll questions and answer audience questions.
Anyone interested in learning more about the poll results is invited to attend this free public webinar; advance registration is required at: bit.ly/GLPoll2021.
The 2021 Great Lakes Regional Poll results build on previous binational polling efforts by the Great Lakes Water Quality Board done in 2015 and 2018. The webinar will report on observed trends by comparing results of past and current polling and highlight results of some questions new to the 2021 poll.
Contact for more information:
Raj Bejankiwar, Physical Scientist, IJC Great Lakes Regional Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, 519-999-8030
Allison Voglesong Zejnati, Public Affairs Specialist (contractor), IJC Great Lakes Regional Office, email@example.com, 519-551-0952
The Great Lakes Water Quality Board is the principal advisor to the International Joint Commission under the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. The WQB assists the Commission by reviewing and assessing progress by the governments of Canada and the United States to implement the Agreement, identifying emerging issues and recommending strategies and approaches to prevent and resolve complex challenges facing the Great Lakes, and providing advice on the role of relevant jurisdictions to implement these strategies and approaches. The IJC was established by the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909 to help the Governments of Canada and the United States prevent and resolve disputes over the use of the waters they share. More information can be found at IJC.org.