News Releases

On June 30th, 2017, the International Rainy and Namakan Lakes Rule Curves Study Board submitted its final report entitled Managing Water Levels and Flows in the Rainy River Basin to the International Joint Commission. 
The International Joint Commission is very pleased to announce that effective June 21, 2017, the Honourable Benoît Bouchard has been re-appointed by the Government of Canada to serve as part time Commissioner of the IJC’s Canadian Section for a one year term. Mr. Bouchard served with the Commission…
The International-Rainy Lake of the Woods Watershed Board has three committees; one of which is the Water Levels Committee whose duty it is to ensure compliance with the Orders of the International Joint Commission (IJC) for the operation of the dams on the Rainy River and outlets of Namakan Lake. 
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.