The International Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Task Team has a mandate to develop a detailed Adaptive Management Plan that will evaluate and prioritize adaptive management activities in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River basin to address future extreme water levels.
On March 15, 2013 the Task Team released its proposed Adaptive Management Plan. The proposed Adaptive Management provides a new approach to addressing water level issues, one that is based on working collaboratively with partners in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River system to gather and share critical information over time, assess the information with state-of-the art tools, develop adaptation strategies, measure our collective success in managing the impacts of extreme water levels and adapt accordingly. Its goal is provide a more efficient and cost effective way to support decision-making aimed at reducing the impacts associated with future extreme water levels.
The Task Team submitted its final report, Building Collaboration Across the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River System, an Adaptive Management Plan, to the International Joint Commission in May, 2013.