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Call for Papers
2005 International Joint Commission Biennial Meeting
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IJC Biennial Meeting -- Review of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
Share your views and be heard.
The International Joint Commission's 2005 Great Lakes Conference and Biennial Meeting will be held in historic Kingston, Ontario at Queen's University, June 9-11.
This year's meeting will focus on the review of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement by the governments of the United States and Canada.
The 2005 Biennial Meeting will be the premiere event for discussion and debate as the review gets in motion. Please see www.ijc.org org for details about the 2005 Biennial Meeting.
CALL FOR PAPERS: ABSTRACTS REQUESTED http://www.ijc.org/2005biennial/2005callforpapers.html
Discussion breakout sessions at the Biennial Meeting will explore different aspects of this review and the Agreement itself. The IJC invites you to submit an abstract for presentations during these sessions.
This is a special call for a new venue to share your views on the Agreement, its review or your vision for the Great Lakes. Submit an abstract of your proposed presentation for review by the IJC by March 15, 2005 to be considered as a presenter in these sessions at the 2005 Biennial Meeting. While there will be ample time for public dialogue and testimony at the meeting, this is a special opportunity for a more expansive presentation to the delegates, governments and the IJC.
You may submit abstracts for one or more of the following presentation categories.
Adaptive Management and the Future of the Agreement: What are the priority stressors that must be addressed to protect the Great Lakes? What is the relationship between the priority stressor(s) and the current Agreement? What are the opportunities to accommodate these stressors in the current or future Agreement? Stressors include, by way of example, land use, climate change, emerging chemicals, new pathogens and alien invasive species.
Vision of Great Lakes Integrity: We are seeking perspectives on the Agreement and its review and scope, from a broad range of sectors representing First Nations/Tribes, cities, environmental organizations, industry, business, and others. What is your vision for the future of the Great Lakes? Should the scope of a future Agreement encompass all or part of that vision?
Institutional Arrangements and Governance: What do you believe is the most appropriate and effective role of the IJC in the enhancement and protection of the Great Lakes and in the Agreement? What are the roles of non-government institutions in implementing the Agreement? What measures could increase accountability from all orders of government? What are your experiences with institutional arrangements from other jurisdictions that could inform the current Great Lakes management regime?
Oral presentations will be a maximum of 15 minutes, followed by discussion. Depending on the number of abstracts received we may request that some presentations be submitted as written papers only. Unless you specify otherwise, all papers will be posted on the IJC web site and made available to all meeting participants.
For more information please contact:
Dr. Gail Krantzberg
International Joint Commission
Great Lakes Regional Office
519 257 6715