Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement Annexes

Concludes that the best way to preserve the Great Lakes watershed ecosystem and improve the water quality of the Great Lakes is to pursue common objectives, develop and implement cooperation programs and other compatible measures, and perform specific tasks and functions of the Commission; (g) regularly consult with the public on issues related to Great Lakes water quality and options for restoring and protecting these waters, while providing the public with the opportunity to raise their concerns, as well as advice and recommendations to the Commission and the contracting parties; By amending the agreement in 2012, the governments of Canada and the United States have embarked on a common vision of a prosperous and prosperous Great Lakes region, where the waters of the Great Lakes, through their management, exploitation and enjoyment, are beneficial to present and future generations. To this end, Canada and the United States recognize the importance of taking action, addressing existing environmental problems, and anticipating and preventing future problems. (b) « general objectives, » a comprehensive description of water quality conditions that are consistent with the protection of the environmental quality level that the contracting parties intend to guarantee and which will serve as the basis for general water management guidelines; Since the last amendment to the agreement in 1987, approaches to environmental management and our understanding of the ecosystem have evolved. The 2012 agreement reflects this progress by introducing a new focus on coastal water quality and adaptive management approaches. Pennsylvania is one of eight U.S. governments and two Canadian provinces with coastal tributaries and tributaries to the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Basin, as well as one of five states and provinces that share responsibility for water quality in Lake Erie Basin. In 1972, the United States and Canada signed the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA) to create a framework for the restoration, protection and management of common water resources in the Great Lakes. (2) The Great Lakes Water Quality Board is the Commission`s principal advisor. The Great Lakes Water Quality Board is made up of an equal number of members from Canada and the United States. The Great Lakes Water Quality Board is made up of representatives from contracting parties and federal and provincial governments and may include representatives of tribal, First Nations, Métis, municipal, other local public institutions, downstream jurisdictions and the public.