The IJC is examining current programs that address high nutrient levels and algal blooms, and will make recommendations on how to strengthen these efforts for both lakes.
Completed in 2017. The board was established to make scientifically-supported recommendations to the IJC for modifying or retaining the 2000 Rainy and Namakan Lakes rule curves after reviewing the wide range of hydrologic, hydraulic, cultural and environmental factors.
The International Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Technical Working Group was established by the International Joint Commission (IJC) to carry out two components related to its 2013 Plan of Study on flooding in the Lake Champlain Richelieu River basin.
Completed in 2014. The team developed a Water Quality Plan of Study for the Lake of the Woods Basin.
Completed in 2013. The Workgroup was established to develop a plan of study concerning the record flooding of Lake Champlain and its tributaries, and of the Richelieu River.
Completed in 2013. The Task Team developed an adaptive management plan for the regulation of water levels and flows in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River basin.
Completed in 2013. The Council served as the IJC’s advisor on Great Lakes research programs and research needs related to the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement from 1984-2013.
Completed in 2013. The International Rainy Lake Board of Control was established in 1941 to conduct technical investigations for the IJC and ensure that the regulation of Rainy Lake and Namakan Lake outflows is in compliance with the IJC's Orders.
Completed in 2013. The International Rainy River Water Pollution Board was established to assist the IJC in complying with the Reference from the two Governments by reporting on progress to address pollution in the Rainy River on the basis of the Water Quality Objectives as approved by the Governments in 1965.
Completed in 2012. The International Upper Great Lakes Study was launched to address a recurring challenge in the upper Great Lakes system: how to manage fluctuating lake levels in the face of uncertainty over future water supplies to the basin while seeking to balance the needs of those interests served by the system.
Completed in 2012. The Study Board was established to help implement a transboundary initiative to reduce phosphorus loading in Lake Champlain's Missisquoi Bay.
Completed in 2011. The International Lake of the Woods and Rainy River Task Force was established to identify priority issues or activities to be addressed in the basin.
Completed in 2011. The International St. Mary and Milk Rivers Administrative Measures Task Force was established to examine measures for improvements to existing administrative procedures of the St. Mary and Milk Rivers apportionment.
Completed in 2006. The Study Board was established to review the Orders of Approval for Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River regulation.
Completed in 2005, the Upper Great Lakes Plan of Study Revision Team will conduct a review of the impacts of outflow regulation operations, as well as the affected interests.
Completed in 2004. The International Missisquoi Bay Task Force was established to examine possible transboundary implications of the Alburg-Swanton Bridge, which crosses the waters connecting Missisquoi Bay with the rest of Lake Champlain in the State of Vermont.
Completed in 2000. The International Red River Basin Task Force was created to carry out joint Canadian and American studies of flooding issues.
Completed in 2000. The Indicators for Evaluation Task Force was established to develop a framework within which to evaluate the Parties' progress under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement and assist the IJC in developing advice.
Completed in 1996. The Lake Erie Task Force was established to advise the Commission on the impact of various stressors affecting the health of Lake Erie.
Completed in 1996. The Task Force developed indicators for the Great Lakes that focused on state-of-the-lake reporting and ecosystem integrity.
Completed in 1996. The Task Force reviewed and assessed the state of radioactivity in the Great Lakes.