NEWS NOTES ON SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCESInternational Joint Commissionhttps://ijc.org/en“The International Joint Commission (French: Commissi...

NEWS NOTES ON SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCESInternational Joint Commissionhttps://ijc.org/en“The International Joint Commission (French: Commissi...

NEWS NOTES ON SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCESInternational Joint Commissionhttps://ijc.org/en“The International Joint Commission (French: Commission mixte internationale) is a bi-national organization established by the governments of the United States and Canada under the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909. Its responsibilities were expanded with the signing of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement of 1972 (later amended 1987 and 2012).[1] The commission deals with issues affecting the extensive waters and waterways along the Canada–United States border.” “A six member commission, it has multiple sub-commissions, which deal with particular sections of the border-waters, or topics, and a technical staff to organize and inform task-forces.” “Canada and the United States created the International Joint Commission because they recognized that each country is affected by the other's actions in lake and river systems along the border. The two countries cooperate to manage these waters and to protect them for the benefit of today's citizens and future generations.” “The IJC is guided by the Boundary Waters Treaty, signed by Canada and the United States in 1909. The treaty provides general principles, rather than detailed prescriptions, for preventing and resolving disputes over waters shared between the two countries and for settling other transboundary issues. The specific application of these principles is decided on a case-by-case basis.”