News Releases

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…
In its First Triennial Assessment of Progress under the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (Agreement), the International Joint Commission (IJC) calls on Canada and the United States to set specific timelines and targets for making critical improvements to wastewater and drinking water…
The International Joint Commission (IJC) has appointed the International Souris River Study Board and issued a directive to investigate flooding and water supply issues in the Souris River basin.
Following receipt of the International Rainy and Namakan Lakes Rule Curves Study Board’s final report in late June, the International Joint Commission will be holding public hearings in the basin on its own report Draft Changes to the Rainy and Namakan Lakes Rule Curves for Public Comment.
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.