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Wrapping Up our Spring Semi-Annual

IJC admin | 2017/05/17

By Jeff Kart, IJC

 


May was the month for our Spring 2017 Semi-Annual Meeting, which brought IJC boards from across the transboundary region to Washington, D.C.

The Semi-Annual is a time for boards to meet with Commissioners and share updates about ongoing projects and emerging issues.

The Commission heard and discussed work by boards including the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board, which is dealing with historic spring rain and a new regulation plan, and the Rainy-Namakan Lakes Rule Curves Study Board, which recently released a draft report on recommended changes for public comment.

Members of the Study Board. Credit: IJC files
Members of the Study Board. Credit: IJC files

The Commission also bid an early farewell to Canadian Commissioner Benoît Bouchard, whose term expires in June. Further, a multi-board workshop on the International Watersheds Initiative (IWI) was convened to discuss a climate change guidance framework.

From left to right, commissioners Richard Morgan, Benoît Bouchard, Gordon Walker, Richard Moy and Lana Pollack recognize Bouchard’s service to the Commission. Credit: IJC files
From left to right, commissioners Richard Morgan, Benoît Bouchard, Gordon Walker, Richard Moy and Lana Pollack recognize Bouchard’s service to the Commission. Credit: IJC files

A panoramic from the IWI workshop. Credit: IJC files
A panoramic from the IWI workshop. Credit: IJC files   

Below, find infographics highlighting work by some of the IJC’s boards.

We shared these and other updates on our Twitter account @IJCSharedWaters during the events. Tweets from the week can be found here.

Highlights from the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board
Highlights
from the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board 

Highlights from the Rainy-Namakan Lakes Rule Curves Study Board
Highlights
from the Rainy-Namakan Lakes Rule Curves Study Board

Highlights from the Niagara Board of Control
Highlights
from the Niagara Board of Control 

Highlights from the Great Lakes Science Advisory Board – Research Coordination Committee
Highlights
from the Great Lakes Science Advisory Board – Research Coordination Committee


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