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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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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 International Joint Commission presents its second triennial assessment of progress on Great Lakes water quality pursuant to Article 7.1 (k) of the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA). This report provides advice and recommendations to assist the federal governments to better meet...
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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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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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The purpose of this document is to compile unbiased background information about nuclear energy production, the nuclear regulators, the decommissioning process, radioactive waste management, and status of the nuclear power facilities in the Great Lakes basin. The background report is also...
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In January 2017 the WQB produced a Climate Change and Adaption in the Great Lakes project summary that focused on the need for coordinated binational action in developing a climate adaption and resiliency strategy for the Great Lakes. The WQB undertook follow-up work to explore ways to advance...
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This report presents the recommendations of the Great Lakes Water Quality Board (WQB) to the International Joint Commission (IJC) on the topic of manure management for confined animal feeding operation practices and policies in the state and provincial jurisdictions in the Great Lakes. The...
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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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Slides from the Great Lakes Water Quality Board's webinar presenting the results of its Second Binational Poll
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The Public Perceptions in the Souris River Basin report published by the Public Advisory Group that presents a broad spectrum of public perspectives on the impacts of water levels in the Souris River Basin. These views have been expressed to members of the Public Advisory Group (PAG) through both...
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This report presents the recommendations of the Great Lakes Water Quality Board on the topic of how watershed management plans should be used to manage nutrient pollution in Lake Erie. The implementation of effective watershed management plans is an important tool in a holistic approach to reducing...
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Governments exist to serve the people. With this in mind, the International Joint Commission presents its first triennial assessment of progress on Great Lakes water quality pursuant to Article 7.1 (k) of the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA). This report provides advice and...
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This report provides the recommendations of the Water Quality Board to address the challenges in seeking alternatives to the use of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) as flame retardants, and avoiding the release of PBDEs during product use, recycling and disposal through the implementation of...
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The IJC has developed this draft triennial assessment report, informed by a larger staff developed technical appendix that includes fuller analyses, technical information, discussion of relevant science and references. This report and the staff technical appendix report will be revised after...
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This report presents the recommendations of the Great Lakes Water Quality Board's Legacy Issues Work Group on the topic of how watershed management plans should be used to manage nutrient pollution in Lake Erie.
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