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First Great Lakes Triennial Assessment of Progress

The first triennial cycle under the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement completed its full circle on Nov. 28, when the IJC released its First Triennial Assessment of Progress on Great Lakes Water Quality. The report is the culmination of extensive research by the IJC’s Great Lakes advisory boards and staff, as well as a comprehensive consultation process with the public, to determine if Canada and the United States are meeting their Agreement obligations.

The International Joint Commission (IJC) holds public meetings every three years to discuss progress in cleaning up the Great Lakes under a Canada-US Agreement. This year, the IJC held a series of online and in-person meetings for citizens throughout the Great Lakes basin to provide their perspectives about progress by the governments of Canada and the United States under the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Comments were sought on the IJC's draft Triennial Assessment of Progress (TAP) report and the Progress Report of the Governments of Canada and the United States . The comments we have received have contributed to the IJC's first assessment of progress made by the governments to restore and protect the Great Lakes under the 2012 Agreement.

On November 28, 2017, the IJC released its First Triennial Assessment of Progress on Great Lakes Water Quality to the governments of Canada and the United States.



The International Joint Commission (IJC) holds public meetings every three years to discuss progress in cleaning up the Great Lakes under a Canada-US Agreement. This year, the IJC held a series of online and in-person meetings for citizens throughout the Great Lakes basin to provide their perspectives about progress by the governments of Canada and the United States under the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Comments were sought on the IJC's draft Triennial Assessment of Progress (TAP) report and the Progress Report of the Governments of Canada and the United States . The comments we have received have contributed to the IJC's first assessment of progress made by the governments to restore and protect the Great Lakes under the 2012 Agreement.

On November 28, 2017, the IJC released its First Triennial Assessment of Progress on Great Lakes Water Quality to the governments of Canada and the United States.



The first triennial cycle under the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement completed its full circle on Nov. 28, when the IJC released its First Triennial Assessment of Progress on Great Lakes Water Quality. The report is the culmination of extensive research by the IJC’s Great Lakes advisory boards and staff, as well as a comprehensive consultation process with the public, to determine if Canada and the United States are meeting their Agreement obligations.

  • IJC calls on governments to set specific targets to accelerate Great Lakes restoration, protect drinking water and eliminate releases of untreated sewage

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    In its First Triennial Assessment of Progress under the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (Agreement), the International Joint Commission (IJC) calls on Canada and the United States to set specific timelines and targets for making critical improvements to wastewater and drinking water infrastructure, reducing nutrient runoff and eliminating releases of chemicals of mutual concern.

    In its First Triennial Assessment of Progress under the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (Agreement), the International Joint Commission (IJC) calls on Canada and the United States to set specific timelines and targets for making critical improvements to wastewater and drinking water infrastructure, reducing nutrient runoff and eliminating releases of chemicals of mutual concern.

  • IJC Draft Assessment of Progress

    8 months ago
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    The International Joint Commission (IJC) wanted you to share your views on progress by the governments of Canada and the United States under the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Citizens in both countries participated in a series of online and in-person discussions and meetings until April 15, 2017.Their ideas will contribute to the IJC’s first assessment of progress made by the governments to restore and protect the Great Lakes under the 2012 Agreement.

    The International Joint Commission (IJC) wanted you to share your views on progress by the governments of Canada and the United States under the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Citizens in both countries participated in a series of online and in-person discussions and meetings until April 15, 2017.Their ideas will contribute to the IJC’s first assessment of progress made by the governments to restore and protect the Great Lakes under the 2012 Agreement.

  • Progress Report of the Parties

    8 months ago
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    The International Joint Commission (IJC) wanted you to share your views on progress by the governments of Canada and the United States under the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Citizens in both countries participated in a series of online and in-person discussions and meetings until April 15, 2017.The IJC will prepare a synthesis of public comment for the governments of Canada and the United States.

    The International Joint Commission (IJC) wanted you to share your views on progress by the governments of Canada and the United States under the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Citizens in both countries participated in a series of online and in-person discussions and meetings until April 15, 2017.The IJC will prepare a synthesis of public comment for the governments of Canada and the United States.

  • Reports and Videos from the Public Meetings

    8 months ago
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    Under the new 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, the International Joint Commission (IJC) is required to report every three years on progress toward meeting the Agreement’s objectives. The IJC held a series of online and in-person discussions and meetings to consider the public's views on its first draft assessment of progress and the governments of Canada and the United States' Progress Report.

    Comments on both the IJC’s draft TAP report and the Governments' Progress Report were welcomed until April 15, 2017.

    On this page you will find videos of the presentations made during the public meetings in...Read more

    Under the new 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, the International Joint Commission (IJC) is required to report every three years on progress toward meeting the Agreement’s objectives. The IJC held a series of online and in-person discussions and meetings to consider the public's views on its first draft assessment of progress and the governments of Canada and the United States' Progress Report.

    Comments on both the IJC’s draft TAP report and the Governments' Progress Report were welcomed until April 15, 2017.

    On this page you will find videos of the presentations made during the public meetings in Sault Ste. Marie, Detroit, Sarnia, Toledo, Buffalo and St. Catharines.

  • Water Quality Agreement

    8 months ago
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    The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement was first signed in 1972 to coordinate the actions of Canada and the United States to restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the waters of the Great Lakes. Read more ...

    The governments released their Progress Report in October 2016 which describes actions taken by the governments of Canada and the United States under the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.

    The full text of the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement is available here.


    The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement was first signed in 1972 to coordinate the actions of Canada and the United States to restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the waters of the Great Lakes. Read more ...

    The governments released their Progress Report in October 2016 which describes actions taken by the governments of Canada and the United States under the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.

    The full text of the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement is available here.


  • Great Lakes Public Forum

    7 months ago
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    Under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement the Governments of Canada and the United States are to convene, with the International Joint Commission, a Great Lakes Public Forum on a triennial basis.

    This year the Great Lakes Public Forum was live from Toronto on October 4 and 5, 2016 and the International Joint Commission hosted an online public forum during the event.

    Below, you can view videos of the International Joint Commission's meetings during the 2016 Great Lakes Public Forum. You can also view videos of the entire 2016 Great Lakes Public Forum.


    Under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement the Governments of Canada and the United States are to convene, with the International Joint Commission, a Great Lakes Public Forum on a triennial basis.

    This year the Great Lakes Public Forum was live from Toronto on October 4 and 5, 2016 and the International Joint Commission hosted an online public forum during the event.

    Below, you can view videos of the International Joint Commission's meetings during the 2016 Great Lakes Public Forum. You can also view videos of the entire 2016 Great Lakes Public Forum.