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In keeping with its role to monitor the health of the St. Croix river aquatic ecosystem, the International St. Croix River Watershed Board has released a study exploring opportunities and constraints for improved fish passage for the lower stretches of the St. Croix River.
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The annual report covers the 2019 reporting period.
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Le présent document décrit une stratégie flexible élaborée par le Comité GAGL pour l’évaluation et l’amélioration continues des plans de régularisation par l’utilisation d’une gestion adaptative. La gestion adaptative est un cycle structuré et itératif visant à améliorer les actions à prendre par le...
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Le présent plan de travail énonce les activités prioritaires devant être menées par le Comité GAGL du 1er octobre 2020 au 30 septembre 2021 à l’appui d’une stratégie de gestion adaptative à long terme pour l’examen et l’évaluation continus des plans de régularisation du débit sortant du lac...
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2019 Report In 2019 the WQB produced a report on the topic of manure management for animal feeding operations, which reviewed practices and policies in the state and provincial jurisdictions in the Great Lakes. The recommendations included in the report have been identified as priority actions for...
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An environmental stressor is any factor whose presence adversely affects individuals, populations, or ecosystems. Often but not necessarily the result of human activities, examples include many different pollutants, excess nutrients, habitat loss and invasive species. Recognizing that interactions...
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The Health Professionals Advisory Board (HPAB) has undertaken a human health review of selenium at the request of the International Joint Commission (IJC) and developed this technical report with the assistance of contractor Michael Kosnett. Selenium is an essential nutritional element that supports...
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2020 Report In June 2020, the International Joint Commission’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) completed a report entitled Understanding Declining Productivity in the Offshore Regions of the Great Lakes. The report includes a number of findings and a recommendation aimed at improving coordination...
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The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (the Agreement) charges the International Joint Commission (IJC), supported by its Great Lakes advisory boards, with several responsibilities including identification of emerging issues facing the Great Lakes. To help fulfil this responsibility the IJC’s Great...
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Le 5 novembre 2019, le Comité de gestion adaptative des Grands Lacs et du fleuve Saint-Laurent (le Comité GAGL, ou le Comité), un sous-comité du Conseil international du lac Ontario et du fleuve Saint-Laurent (le Conseil) de la Commission mixte internationale (CMI, ou la Commission), a tenu une...
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Annex 10 (Science) of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement assigns the International Joint Commission (IJC) and its Science Advisory Board (SAB) a role in providing input to the Parties on priority science issues on a three year basis. The Parties’ initial Draft Priorities for Science and Action...
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The purpose of this document is to compile unbiased background information about nuclear energy production, the nuclear regulators, the decommissioning process, radioactive waste management, and status of the nuclear power facilities in the Great Lakes basin. The background report is also...
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Excessive nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen and resulting increase in the frequency and severity of algal blooms is one of the greatest water quality challenges facing the international Red River watershed and downstream Lake Winnipeg. While all jurisdictions within the watershed have...
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This report presents the findings and recommendations of the project, Use of Modeling Approaches to Affect Nutrient Management through Adaptive Management, led by the International Joint Commission's (IJC) Great Lakes Science Advisory Board - Research Coordination Committee (SAB-RCC). The objective...
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In January 2017 the WQB produced a Climate Change and Adaption in the Great Lakes project summary that focused on the need for coordinated binational action in developing a climate adaption and resiliency strategy for the Great Lakes. The WQB undertook follow-up work to explore ways to advance...
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Cette annexe a pour objet de fournir les renseignements généraux qui ont déjà été présentés dans les rapports semestriels de l’ex-Conseil international de contrôle du fleuve Saint-Laurent à la Commission mixte internationale (la Commission). Grâce à ce mode de présentation, le rapport peut être...
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The International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board (IRLWWB) is charged with monitoring and reporting on the ecological health of the Lake of the Woods and Rainy Lake boundary waters aquatic ecosystem, including water quality; coordinating the management of water levels and flows on Rainy and...
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This report summarizes the results of a literature review, a survey of scientific experts, workshop discussions, and a resulting initial action plan to develop an integrated groundwater-surface water model for the Great Lakes basin. The Great Lakes Science Advisory Board’s Research Coordination...
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Vous avez sous les yeux un rapport spécial du Comité de gestion adaptative des Grands Lacs et du Saint-Laurent (GAGL) de la Commission mixte internationale (CMI), qui porte sur l’hydroclimat, le débit et le niveau d’eau, ainsi que les répercussions observées en 2017 sur de multiples secteurs d...
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The IJC’s Health Professional Advisory Board (HPAB) was created to provide advice to the Commission and its Boards about current and emergent clinical and public health issues in the area of environmental health. The HPAB will be responsive to requests from the IJC and other Boards and stakeholders...
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The International Joint Commission’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) Science Priority Committee undertook a synthesis of the science related to observed and potential impacts of crude oil on Great Lakes water quality and ecosystem condition and identified additional research, monitoring and information...
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Ce rapport du Conseil international du lac Ontario et du fleuve Saint-Laurent (le Conseil) présente les causes du niveau d’eau record enregistré en 2017 sur le lac Ontario et le fleuve Saint-Laurent, ainsi que la régularisation du débit par le Conseil au cours de ces périodes. Le Conseil est nommé...
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The Public Perceptions in the Souris River Basin report published by the Public Advisory Group that presents a broad spectrum of public perspectives on the impacts of water levels in the Souris River Basin. These views have been expressed to members of the Public Advisory Group (PAG) through both...
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This report presents the recommendations of the Great Lakes Water Quality Board on the topic of how watershed management plans should be used to manage nutrient pollution in Lake Erie. The implementation of effective watershed management plans is an important tool in a holistic approach to reducing...
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Plan de travail final du Groupe d'étude international du lac Champlain et de la rivière Richelieu En 2011, les inondations records du lac Champlain, dans les États du Vermont et de New York, aux États-Unis, et de la rivière Richelieu dans la province de Québec, au Canada, ont incité les...
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This report provides the recommendations of the Water Quality Board to address the challenges in seeking alternatives to the use of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) as flame retardants, and avoiding the release of PBDEs during product use, recycling and disposal through the implementation of...
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Cyanotoxins are an unfortunate consequences of harmful algal blooms in fresh water systems in both Canada and the United States. This report is a literature review of the state of ecological and epidemiological science of cyanobacterial toxins with an emphasis on its relevance to conditions in the...
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