IJC Sets Biennial Meeting in Windsor, Ontario

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

The IJC meets 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 agreement. These reports assess the governments' progress in meeting the goals of restoring the physical, biological, and chemical integrity of the Great Lakes waters. The upcoming meeting will assist the IJC in preparing its 15th 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.

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