Publications

IJC publications contain both board and corporate documents, including reports, fact sheets, infographics, and presentations. Contractor reports are created on behalf of or in coordination with the IJC or its boards by a separate entity, including individuals, companies, and governments. Government reports are documents developed by US or Canadian local/provincial/state/federal government that are of interest to the IJC or board.

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Eleventh Annual Report from the International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023.
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This fact sheet explains how models are being used to analyze and assess changes to the St. Mary and Milk Rivers.
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The division of the waters of the St. Mary River and Milk River, including its tributaries, is governed by the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909 which specifies the proportion of the natural flow to which each country is entitled. The subsequent Order of the International Joint Commission (IJC) dated...
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The Great Lakes support economic activities, provide food and other resources, regulate natural processes, and offer recreational and cultural experiences. Values of ecosystem services with established commercial markets, including commercial fishing, tourism, and agriculture, are relatively well...
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The sixty-fourth report of the International Souris River Board.
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This report summarizes the Indigenous Nations Roundtable held Jan. 16-17, 2023 organized by the International Red River Watershed Board and the International Joint Commission.
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2023 Consultant Report and Summary Letter In 2021, the IJC’s Water Quality Board launched the Manure Nutrient Management Collaborative (Collaborative) with representatives from agriculture, conservation, business, environmental science and government leaders, working toward protection of water...
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The GLAM Committee is developing a Phase 2 strategy to guide the collection of critical information needed for the Board to evaluate the performance of Plan 2014 in response to extreme high and low water levels and the variability exacerbated by climate change and make a recommendation to the IJC on...
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The International St. Mary and Milk Rivers Study Board publishes this semi-annual newsletter to help keep the public informed about the International St. Mary and Milk Rivers Study. This is the second of the series.
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This fact sheet describes what performance indicators are and how they are used in the context of the St. Mary and Milk Rivers Study.
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As part of the 25th anniversary of the IWI, the IJC held two IWI workshops in 2023 to receive input and advice from Board members on what is working, what could be improved, and priorities for the next five years.
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As part of the 25th anniversary of the IWI, the IJC held two IWI workshops in 2023 to receive input and advice from Board members on what is working, what could be improved, and priorities for the next five years.
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Under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (the Agreement), the International Joint Commission (the Commission) is responsible for providing the Canadian and US governments (the Parties) with a report that assesses progress toward achieving the Agreement’s objectives. This is the Commission’s...
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The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement charges the International Joint Commission, supported by its Great Lakes advisory boards, with several responsibilities including identification of emerging issues facing the Great Lakes. To help fulfill this responsibility the IJC’s Great Lakes Science...
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The International Watershed Initiative's 25th Anniversary Showcase Report: Building on the Achievements of the IWI as a Binational Solution to Transboundary Water Issues
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In 2023 the WQB, with a team of consultants, produced a report that collected and analyzed ecological, economic, social, political, demographic, technological and cultural data to identify key drivers and trends expected to influence the Great Lakes region over the next 30 years. From this, four...
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Semi-annual report of progress from March 1, 2023 to August 31, 2023.
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In the spring and summer of 2022, the Namakan Chain of Lakes1 and Rainy Lake reached the highest water levels on record. The flood was a natural disaster that lasted for many weeks. Rainy Lake reached record-breaking water levels, and Namakan Lake ranked as the third highest on record. Since 1949...
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This document serves as a high-level summary of the Water Levels Committee’s Post Flood Report. Read the full report.
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Following up on its 2019 report “ Use of Modeling Approaches to Affect Nutrient Management Through Adaptative Management”, this IJC Great Lakes Science Advisory Board-Research Coordination Committee report focuses on progress to date in implementing the Lake Erie Nutrient Adaptive Management...
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Microbial water quality concerns, both historic and emerging, impact human health throughout the Great Lakes region. The IJC’s Health Professionals Advisory Board, which provides advice to the IJC and its Boards, is working towards a comprehensive microbial source water quality assessment in part to...
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This white paper presents the results of a collaboration between the International Joint Commission’s Health Professionals Advisory Board and the Great Lakes Beach Association to assess the binational extent, experience and effects of Great Lakes Beach Sanitary Surveys in the United States and...
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This report looks at efforts to manage nutrients in Lake Erie and Lake Ontario by assessing federal, state and provincial Domestic Action Plans and their implementation, reviewing eight previous IJC reports on nutrient management, and assessing the extent to which key IJC recommendations have been...
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The International St. Mary and Milk Rivers Study Board publishes this semi-annual newsletter to help keep the public informed about the International St. Mary and Milk Rivers Study. This is the first of the series.
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Tenth Annual Report from the International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board. January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.
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