This is the second article in a series highlighting how communities along the Great Lakes use innovative solutions to adapt to the current period of high water levels, focusing on work supporting shoreline communities in Michigan and Ontario to prepare for extreme water levels in the future.
Communities big and small along the Great Lakes have faced numerous challenges posed by extremely high lake levels over the past several years. These conditions caused significant hardship for many whose livelihoods depend on the lakes.
As climate change intensifies existing challenges and presents new ones in the Great Lakes basin, there is an opportunity to learn from those whose history is intertwined with the region’s lands and waters.
The Great Lakes are different today than they were in the past, thanks to invasive species, changes in land use and climate change.
If you haven’t listened to “Teach Me About the Great Lakes” yet, you’re missing a podcast featuring a quirky host and fun, knowledgeable guests talking about important science and Great Lakes topics.
The IJC has completed the first phase of a project to recommend water quality objectives and alert levels for the Rainy-Lake of the Woods water system.
The International Joint Commission has been chaired by Pierre Béland of Canada and Jane Corwin of the United States since May 2019. The two grew up in different areas of the Great Lakes basin and have different histories with the IJC.
IJC Commissioners and staff traveled in October to the last in the series of consultations around the Great Lakes region to assess progress by the Canadian and United States governments to restore and…