Great Lakes Executive Committee

The 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA) calls for the Governments of the United States and Canada to establish a Great Lakes Executive Committee (GLEC) to help coordinate and implement the programs and other measures undertaken to achieve the purpose of the GLWQA.

GLEC Terms of Reference

The GLEC Terms of Reference outlines the mandate and role of GLEC, the membership of the committee, the functions of the GLEC Secretariat, and the presence of observers at the GLEC meetings.

Annex Subcommittees

Annex-specific sub-committees to the GLEC have been appointed, as required, to assist in the implementation of the GLWQA and achievement of environmental results. Each of the Agreement’s 10 annexes is co-led by one representative from each country.

GLEC Meetings

GLEC meetings take place twice a year, once in Canada and once in the U.S. If you would like to receive notifications of the GLEC meetings, please send a request using the Contact Us page.