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The Great Lakes Water Quality Board completed its third Great Lakes Regional Poll in 2021. The 2021 Great Lakes Regional Poll results provide a snapshot of Great Lakes residents' views on topics including: the importance to protect the Great Lakes environmental health and water quality, and...
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International Souris River Study Board Operating Rules Review Task (OR1: Plain Language Review of the 1989 Agreement)
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International Souris River Study Board Data Collection and Management Task (DW1: Summarize POS Projects and Report Progress)
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International Souris River Study Board Data Collection and Management Task (DW2: Collation and Collection of Bathymetry and LiDAR data)
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International Souris River Study Board Data Collection and Management Task (DW2: Collation and Collection of Bathymetry and LiDAR data)
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International Souris River Study Board Data Collection and Management Task (DW3: Review and Update of Hydrometeorological Data Network)
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International Souris River Study Board Data Collection and Management Task (DW4: Data Collection for Performance Indicators)
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International Souris River Study Board Hydrology and Hydraulics Task (HH1: Regional and Reconstructed Hydrology)
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International Souris River Study Board Hydrology and Hydraulics Task (HH3: Artificial Drainage Impacts Review)
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International Souris River Study Board Hydrology and Hydraulics Task (HH6: Reservoir Flow Release Model (HEC-RESSIM))
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International Souris River Study Board Hydrology and Hydraulics Task (HH8: PRM Model)
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International Souris River Study Board Hydrology and Hydraulics Task (HH10: Forecasting Assessment)
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International Souris River Study Board Plan Formulation Committee Task (PF2: HEC-Res Sim Alternatives Assessment)
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International Souris River Study Board Plan Formulation Task (PF4: Roadmap for taking study product to address other concerns)
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Appendix 5 provides a brief summary of the Study's Technical Tasks and Reports and provides hyperlinks to the full versions of the technical reports.
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The International Souris River Study Board held a virtual workshop with Indigenous Nations on March 12, 2021. This is a summary report of that workshop.
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International Souris River Study Board Hydrology and Hydraulics task, Reservoir Flow Release Modelling (HEC-RAS) Report
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Appendix to Section 6 of the Souris Study Board report - Evaluation of the Alternative Operating Plan Measures Reading Performance Indicator Plots
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The November 6-7 2019 Indigenous Nations Workshop at the International Peace Garden was intended to obtain the insights of Tribes in the United States, and First Nations and the Métis Nation in Canada (i.e. Indigenous Nations who may have vested interests in the Souris River Basin), to better...
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The International Souris River Study Board (ISRSB) undertook a number of Indigenous engagement initiatives as part of their efforts to inform the study of Indigenous rights holders’ interests in the Souris River watershed and the river’s flow operations. The virtual workshop with Indigenous Nations...
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The connecting waters are vital links in the economic and ecological network of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River system, but they are threatened by multiple stressors. Present monitoring activities are insufficient to adequately inform the management of these connecting waters. The Great Lakes...
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In keeping with its role to monitor the health of the St. Croix river aquatic ecosystem, the International St. Croix River Watershed Board has released a study exploring opportunities and constraints for improved fish passage for the lower stretches of the St. Croix River.
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In 1913, a ground-breaking IJC monitoring study linked untreated sewage pollution to widespread disease in the Great Lakes. One hundred years later, the question remains whether nearshore fecal bacterial/microbial water quality is getting better or worse. While technology to prevent and track this...
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The annual report covers the 2019 reporting period.
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This paper describes a flexible strategy developed by the GLAM Committee for the on-going evaluation and improvement of the regulation plans through the use of adaptive management. Adaptive management is a structured, iterative cycle for improving actions through long-term monitoring, modelling, and...
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2019 Report In 2019 the WQB produced a report on the topic of manure management for animal feeding operations, which reviewed practices and policies in the state and provincial jurisdictions in the Great Lakes. The recommendations included in the report have been identified as priority actions for...
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An environmental stressor is any factor whose presence adversely affects individuals, populations, or ecosystems. Often but not necessarily the result of human activities, examples include many different pollutants, excess nutrients, habitat loss and invasive species. Recognizing that interactions...
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The Health Professionals Advisory Board (HPAB) has undertaken a human health review of selenium at the request of the International Joint Commission (IJC) and developed this technical report with the assistance of contractor Michael Kosnett. Selenium is an essential nutritional element that supports...
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2020 Report In June 2020, the International Joint Commission’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) completed a report entitled Understanding Declining Productivity in the Offshore Regions of the Great Lakes. The report includes a number of findings and a recommendation aimed at improving coordination...
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The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (the Agreement) charges the International Joint Commission (IJC), supported by its Great Lakes advisory boards, with several responsibilities including identification of emerging issues facing the Great Lakes. To help fulfil this responsibility the IJC’s Great...
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On November 5th, 2019, the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence River Adaptive Management (GLAM) Committee, a sub-committee of the International Joint Commission's (IJC) International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board (ILOSLR Board) hosted a meeting in Montreal, QC. The intent of the meeting was to gather...
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Annex 10 (Science) of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement assigns the International Joint Commission (IJC) and its Science Advisory Board (SAB) a role in providing input to the Parties on priority science issues on a three year basis. The Parties’ initial Draft Priorities for Science and Action...
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