Water Quality Board Public Meeting, Thunder Bay, Ontario


WHAT: A roundtable discussion on how to measure and celebrate incremental progress for the Great Lakes will be held among the International Joint Commission's Great Lakes Water Quality Board, stakeholders involved in the Lake Superior Binational Program, the Lake Superior LaMP and RAPs, and other interested people from throughout the basin.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this roundtable discussion is to share successful approaches to measuring and celebrating progress in restoring and maintaining the Great Lakes in an effort to keep agency and organizational support for these programs and sustain momentum. This is a unique opportunity to provide advice to senior environmental program managers of the Water Quality Board and the International Joint Commission. Specific topics of interest include:


  • Is there enough critical mass to sustain RAPs and LaMPs or is there a better way?
  • What are the best ways to quantify ecosystem gains consistent with the Water Quality Board's recommendation for use of a step-wise approach to use restoration and demonstration of incremental progress?
  • What are the conditions or criteria under which it is acceptable to assert that all reasonable remedial and preventive actions have been taken to restore uses?
  • What needs to be done to strengthen necessary RAP-LaMP-Binational Program linkages?

WHEN: Wednesday, October 22, 1997 9:00 AM-4:30 PM

WHERE: CN Station, Marina Park, Thunder Bay

REGISTRATION: To register for this roundtable please contact Ms. Karen Ure at the International Joint Commission in Windsor, Ontario (voice: 519-257-6718; e-mail: urek@windsor.ijc.org; fax: 519-257-6740).


URL: http://www.ijc.org/rel/news/wqbtb.html