News Releases

The International Joint Commission (IJC) today announced that it has appointed a bi-national study board to undertake the work outlined in Option B of the 2013 Plan of Study to more fully explore the causes, impacts, risks, and solutions to flooding in the Lake Champlain-Richelieu River basin. 
Canada and the United States released their progress report last fall on accomplishing the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement’s goals, and the International Joint Commission released their draft assessment report on January 18.
Amid growing evidence that significant amounts of small pieces of plastic are entering the Great Lakes, the International Joint Commission (IJC) released a report to the governments of Canada and the United States recommending several actions to prevent microplastics from entering the lakes. 
In its draft Triennial Assessment of Progress (TAP) report under the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, the International Joint Commission commends Canada and the United States for their exemplary binational commitment and dedicated effort to meet several of the Agreement’s goals.
Commissioners of the International Joint Commission (IJC) today signed an updated order of approval for the regulation of water levels and flows in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.
The International Joint Commission (IJC) today released a report recommending the governments of Canada and the United States adopt a strategy to address toxic polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in the Great Lakes, to reduce risks to human health and the environment.
The International Joint Commission (IJC) invites public comment on its Preliminary Recommendations on Microplastics in the Great Lakes for binational, science, policy, and education solutions to microplastic pollution.
Over the next year, citizens throughout the Great Lakes basin can participate in a series of online and in-person discussions and meetings to provide their perspectives about progress by the governments of Canada and the United States under the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.
The International Joint Commission (IJC) has been asked by the governments of Canada and the United States to continue its investigations into the causes, impacts, risks, and solutions to flooding in the Lake Champlain-Richelieu River basin.
A team of scientists from Canada and the United States coordinated by the International Joint Commission (IJC) has created binational datasets for the Red-Assiniboine River Basin to more precisely identify sources of phosphorus and nitrogen across the Basin.