News Releases

In its new report, the International Joint Commission’s Great Lakes Water Quality Board (WQB) examines the increasing trend that large, concentrated livestock feeding facilities are a source of Great Lakes pollution. Where there are more animals there is more animal waste, or manure.

At its September Executive Meeting, the International Joint Commission (IJC) approved release of an informational report, Nuclear Power Facilities in the Great Lakes Basin: Compendium…

Eighty eight percent of respondents believe protecting the Great Lakes is highly important and are willing to pay more to ensure their restoration, according to the second large survey conducted on public perception of the world’s largest freshwater system.
In its second report on polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in the Great Lakes, the International Joint Commission’s Great Lakes Water Quality Board (WQB) recommends several actions to address challenges in seeking safer alternatives to the use of PBDEs and other toxic chemicals as flame…
On Tuesday, October 24, 2017 the Great Lakes Water Quality Board of the International Joint Commission and Ottawa Riverkeeper will host a fun, informative panel and audience discussion about the current and emerging environmental challenges affecting watersheds at local, regional and global levels.

Join the International Joint Commission’s Great Lakes Water Quality Board and Local Experts for a panel discussion on The Great Lakes: The First Nations, Métis Nation and Tribal Perspective.

The Great Lakes Water Quality Board has released a report, Evaluating Watershed Management Plans – Nutrient Management Approaches in the Lake Erie Basin and Key Locations Outside of the Lake Erie Basin, which presents recommendations on how watershed management plans should be used to…

Eighty-five percent of respondents believe protecting the Great Lakes is highly important, according to one of the largest surveys ever conducted on public perception of the world’s largest freshwater system. The International Joint Commission (IJC) sponsored the survey, which was completed by its…
Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky will headline an evening dedicated to the incomparable freshwater resources of the Great Lakes on Wednesday, May 13 at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY.
The public is invited to a talk by singer/activist Sarah Harmer followed by a dialogue with a panel of Great Lakes experts on Wednesday, September 24, in the Katzman Lounge of Vanier Hall on the University of Windsor campus.