The 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement includes 10 Annexes that focus collaborative efforts on priority issues.
Annex-specific sub-committees to the GLEC have been established to assist in the implementation of the Agreement. Each of the Agreement’s 10 annexes is co-led by one representative from each country. Further, a sub-committee may establish focused task teams to involve key federal, state/provincial, or local partners on specific projects or activities.
Progress in implementing the Agreement, including its annexes, is captured in the Progress Report of the Parties. Annex-specific implementation is a key subject of discussion at each Great Lakes Executive Committee meeting. Additional documents that describe progress are available for each Annex:
- Areas of Concern
- Lakewide Management
- Chemicals of Mutual Concern
- Discharges from Vessels
- Aquatic Invasive Species
- Habitat and Species
- Climate Change Impacts
This section also includes issues covered under Article 6 of the Agreement, Notification and Response.