As part of its ongoing International Watersheds Initiative (IWI), the International Joint Commission (IJC) held a workshop in April 2016 at which its boards identified the need for a framework that would help them prepare for climate change.
This document provides a synthesis of comments received on the 2016 Progress Report and a concise analysis of common themes.
The report covers all of the agreement’s objectives, from nutrients entering the lakes and chemical pollutants to invasive species and wetland health, among other topics.
This assessment of fertilizer application and impacts in the western Lake Erie basin (WLEB) was conducted by members of the International Joint Commission Science Advisory Board's Science Priority Committee (SAB-SPC), with the assistance of an advisory group and a contractor.
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).
The Data Harmonization Task Force (DHTF) – formed under the auspices of an International Watersheds Initiative strategic priority on transboundary hydrographic data harmonization – hosted a one-day workshop in Ottawa with IJC staff and representatives from numerous Boards, spanning the continent…
The International Joint Commission (IJC) Climate Adaptation Working Group (CAWG) has developed a “Climate Change Guidance Framework” that can be used to assist IJC control, watershed, and pilot watershed Boards address climate change within the bounds of their mandates.