IJC appoints International Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Study Board


The International Joint Commission (IJC) today announced that it has appointed a bi-national study board to undertake the work outlined in Option B of the 2013 Plan of Study to more fully explore the causes, impacts, risks, and solutions to flooding in the Lake Champlain-Richelieu River basin. 

The International Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Study Board’s is comprised of scientific experts drawn from the governments of Canada and the United States, Quebec, Vermont and New York. A list of the Study Board membership is available here

The Study Board’s research will focus on the following:

  • the causes and impacts of past floods,  
  • floodplain best management practices and, adaptation strategies,
  • real-time flood forecasting and mapping,  
  • social and political perception of structural and other mitigation measures,
  • impact of flood management and mitigation measures on ecosystems, water use, the built environment and agriculture,
  • data analysis and modelling.

For information on the International Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Study Board visit the website: http://ijc.org/en_/LCRR.

The International Joint Commission was established under the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909 to help the United States and Canada prevent and resolve disputes over the use of the waters the two countries share. Its responsibilities include investigating and reporting on issues of concern when asked by the governments of the two countries. For more information, visit the Commission's website at www.ijc.org.  

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Sarah Lobrichon




Frank Bevacqua