As new challenges underscore the importance of watershed management and governance in North America and beyond, awareness of past successes and failures may offer valuable insights.
A treaty between Canada and the United States, known as the 1925 Lake of the Woods Convention and Protocol,[LINK] was signed and established elevation and discharge requirements for regulating Lake of the Woods based on the IJC recommendations.
On this page you will find a listing of all the transboundary (those which cross) and boundary (those that form) waters along the Canada-U.S. border with a summary of IJC activities.
The International Lake of the Woods Water Quality Plan of Study aims to improve conditions in the basin. But first, it needs one last look from the public.
This story starts with a single zebra mussel found on a boat moored at a Lake Winnipeg harbor in Manitoba.
It ends with boat washing stations, billboards and lessons for other watersheds on dealing with the threat of invasive species.
The IJC’s Canadian Section headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, is the site for our upcoming Fall Semi-Annual Meeting. It’s a special opportunity for commissioners to meet face-to-face with various boards and hear progress reports.
The Water Quality Plan of Study Team for the Lake of the Woods Basin held eight public meetings from Aug. 11-15, racking up close to 2,500 kilometers (1,550 miles) of travel to hear the views of the people in the basin about its draft report…
Commissioners and staff of the International Joint Commission mourn the loss and celebrate the spirit of the leadership, integrity, and enduring contributions of Rt. Hon.