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GLIN==> Hold the date: IJC Biennial Meeting October 6-7, 2009 in Windsor, Ontario



The International Joint Commission's (IJC) next Biennial Meeting will
take place on October 6-7, 2009, in Windsor, Ontario. The meetings will
be held at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts.

 

The IJC holds a Biennial Meeting every two years to hear from scientists
and the public about issues relating to the Great Lakes Water Quality
Agreement, and to assist the Commission with preparing its Biennial
Report on the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. These reports assess
the governments' progress in meeting the goals of the Agreement to
restore the physical, biological and chemical integrity of the Great
Lakes waters. The upcoming meeting in Windsor will assist the IJC in
preparing its 15th Biennial Report.

 

The International Joint Commission was established under the Boundary
Waters Treaty of 1909 to help prevent and resolve disputes by the United
States and Canada over the use of the waters they share. 

 

Under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, the Commission is charged
with making a full report to the federal, state and provincial
governments in the Great Lakes basin every two years on progress toward
achieving the general and specific objectives of the Agreement.

 

Contacts:

 

Washington

Frank Bevacqua

202-736-9024

bevacquaf@washington.ijc.org

 

Ottawa

Greg McGillis

613-947-1420

mcgillis@ottawa.ijc.org

 

 

 

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