News Releases

In a letter report to the governments of Canada and the United States, released today, the International Joint Commission (IJC) makes five recommendations urging comprehensive and integrated actions to keep PBDEs and other flame retardants from entering the waters of the Great Lakes. 

Following a presentation from the International Rainy – Lake of the Woods Watershed Board in Washington D.C., the International Joint Commission endorsed and submitted the Board’s recommendations for immediate interim phosphorus reductions in Lake of the Woods to the Governments of Canada and…

Following a presentation from the International Rainy – Lake of the Woods Watershed Board in Washington D.C., the International Joint Commission endorsed and submitted the Board’s recommendations for immediate interim phosphorus reductions in Lake of the Woods to the Governments of Canada and the…

The International Joint Commission is very pleased to announce that Mr. David Burden has accepted the position of Director of the Commission’s Great Lakes Regional Office and will lead the binational regional office for the next four years.

The International Joint Commission is very pleased to announce that Mr. David Burden has accepted the position of Director of the Commission’s Great Lakes Regional Office and will lead the binational regional office for the next four years.

The International Joint Commission (IJC) invites public comment on the U.S. and Canadian governments' 2016 Progress Report under the Canada-United States 1991 Air Quality Agreement. 
The International Joint Commission (IJC) is pleased to announce that it has signed a supplementary order for Rainy and Namakan lakes that will result in broad ecological benefits while assisting in reducing flood peaks. 
The International Joint Commission (IJC) has released initial work plans relating to the reduction of nutrient loading and the causes of harmful algal blooms (HABs) in the Lake Champlain-Missisquoi Bay and Lake Memphremagog basins.
In a report released today by the International Joint Commission titled Fertilizer Application Patterns and Trends and Their Implications for Water Quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin, an extensive analysis of existing data leaves little doubt that commercial fertilizer and manure applications…
The International Joint Commission (IJC) invites public comment on two reports from its Great Lakes Water Quality Board: Evaluating Watershed Management Plans, Nutrient Management Approaches in the Lake Erie Basin and Key Locations Outside of the Lake Erie Basin (August 2016) and Watershed…