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This graphic explains the roles and responsibilities of the key players involved in the regulation of Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River regulation.
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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 134th Progress Report to the International Joint Commission by the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board, covering the period March 1, 2020 through August 31, 2020.
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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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This project seeks to address these concerns by conducting a comprehensive scientific review of the life histories and critical habitat of all known fish species inhabiting Lake St. Lawrence (Iroquois Dam to Moses-Saunders Dam). Historically low 2018 water levels in Lake St. Lawrence have prompted...
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The 131st Progress Report to the International Joint Commission by the International St. Lawrence River Board of Control, covering the period of September 1, 2018 to February, 28 2019.
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The IJC’s Health Professional Advisory Board (HPAB) was created to provide advice to the Commission and its Boards about current and emergent clinical and public health issues in the area of environmental health. The HPAB will be responsive to requests from the IJC and other Boards and stakeholders...
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The 130th Progress Report to the International Joint Commission by the International St. Lawrence River Board of Control, covering the period of March 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018.
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This report by the International Lake Ontario - St. Lawrence River Board (the Board) describes the causes of the record high water levels in 2017 on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, as well as the regulation of outflows by the Board during this event. The Board is appointed by the...
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The 129th Progress Report to the International Joint Commission by the International St. Lawrence River Board of Control, covering the period of September 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018.
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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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The 128th Progress Report to the International Joint Commission by the International St. Lawrence River Board of Control, covering the period of March 1, 2017 through August 31, 2017.
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The 127th Progress Report to the International Joint Commission by the International St. Lawrence River Board of Control, covering the period of September 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017.
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Cyanotoxins are an unfortunate consequences of harmful algal blooms in fresh water systems in both Canada and the United States. This report is a literature review of the state of ecological and epidemiological science of cyanobacterial toxins with an emphasis on its relevance to conditions in the...
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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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Under Article 7.1 (k) of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, the International Joint Commission has a responsibility for “providing to the Parties, in consultation with the Boards established under Article 8, a triennial “Assessment of Progress Report.” The Commission has also requested advice...
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All comments received by the Health Professionals Advisory Board related to their interim Recommended Human Health Indicators for Assessment of Progress on the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement report
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