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Synthesis of comments received by the governments on the draft 2018 Air Quality Agreement progress report. Includes letter of transmittal and comment by the CVMA.
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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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The Fifth Report to Governments on the International Watersheds Initiative (IWI) describes what the IJC has accomplished through the IWI program between 2015 and 2019 and lays out priorities for the next five-year period. Over the past five years, the IWI has helped enable the IJC to carry out its...
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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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This report presents the findings and recommendations of the project, Use of Modeling Approaches to Affect Nutrient Management through Adaptive Management, led by the International Joint Commission's (IJC) Great Lakes Science Advisory Board - Research Coordination Committee (SAB-RCC). The objective...
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This report summarizes the results of a literature review, a survey of scientific experts, workshop discussions, and a resulting initial action plan to develop an integrated groundwater-surface water model for the Great Lakes basin. The Great Lakes Science Advisory Board’s Research Coordination...
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This document provides a synthesis of comments received on the 2016 Progress Report and a concise analysis of common themes. The 2016 Progress Report is the thirteenth biennial report completed under the 1991 Canada-United States Air Quality Agreement and covers activities undertaken from 2014 to...
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The Canada–United States Air Quality Agreement (Agreement) directs the International Joint Commission (IJC) to invite public comments on progress reports prepared by the Air Quality Committee and to provide a synthesis of the comments to the Governments of Canada and the United States in order to...
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The SAB-RCC, through contractors, thoroughly assessed Great Lakes indicators’ data availability and accessibility and identified potential improvement for indicators used to report progress in meeting the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement objectives.
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This document summarizes the SAB’s advice to the Parties on their Draft 2017-2019 Binational Priorities for Science. This advice benefited from input provided by the IJC’s Great Lakes Water Quality Board. General comments that apply to all Agreement Annexes are presented first, followed by general...
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A bilateral Air Quality Committee, established under the US-Canada Air Quality Agreement, is required to issue a progress report every two years, highlighting the commitments included in the AQA and describing the continued efforts by both governments to address transboundary air pollution.
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