Great Lakes Public Forum 2022

The 2022 Great Lakes Public Forum will take place on September 27-29, 2022 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

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State of the Great Lakes 2022

The Governments of Canada and the United States are pleased to release the 2022 State of the Great Lakes reports...

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2022 Progress Report of the Parties

Canada and the United States are pleased to release the third Progress Report of the Parties...

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Draft 2023-2025 Great Lakes Binational Priorities for Science and Action

Direct your comments on the draft priorities by October 31, 2022.

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Governments of Canada and the United States Publish the 2020-2024 Lake Superior Lakewide Action and Management Plan

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Welcome to is a collaboration between the United States Environmental Protection Agency and Environment and Climate Change Canada to provide a single window on joint work undertaken by the Governments of the United States and Canada in support of achieving the purpose of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.

The Great Lakes are the largest system of fresh surface water on earth, containing about 21% of the total global resource. The Great Lakes basin covers an area of more than 765,000 square kilometres (295,000 square miles), and is home to 35.4 million people.

Originally signed in 1972, the Canada-United States Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement has fostered cooperation towards the protection and restoration of this important resource. The Agreement was recently amended in 2012.

The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement promotes advancement in areas of concern, lakewide management, and science; as well as targeted commitments to address legacy and emerging issues such as aquatic invasive species, climate change impacts, nutrients, chemicals and other environmental concerns related to Great Lakes water quality.

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