Indicators Implementation Task Force

Completed in 2000, the Indicators for Evaluation Task Force was established to develop a framework within which to evaluate the Parties' progress under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement and assist the IJC in developing advice. The IETF Final Report, submitted to the Commission in April 1996, proposed a framework for the Parties to use to provide information upon which progress in meeting the commitments of the Agreement can be assessed. The framework identified nine Desired Outcomes, in part derived from Annex 2, "Impairment of Beneficial Uses", against which to gauge progress. The Parties, through SOLEC '94 and '96, in reporting on the environmental status of the lakes, have made use of some of the recommendations in the IETF Report.