Great Lakes—St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body, the Great
Lakes Governors of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York,
Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and the Premiers of Ontario and
Québec are taking the lead in protecting the world’s largest
source of surface fresh water—the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River
Basin. We recognize that the Basin’s waters are one of the most
important natural resources in North America and that we must work
together to protect them.
The Great Lakes Governors and Premiers created the Regional Body on December 13, 2005, by signing the Great Lakes—St. Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement. The Agreement details how the Great Lakes States, Ontario and Québec will manage and protect the Basin and provide a framework for each State and Province to enact laws for its protection. The Governors and Premiers are working aggressively to put the Agreement into action.
May 2, 2013-The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body (Regional Body) will meet on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at 2:15 p.m. EDT in the Theatre of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan. This meeting will be open to the public and will include an opportunity for public comments for those who attend in person. The meeting will also be open via conference call in listen only mode and webcast (details to be provided later). An agenda, materials to be discussed and call-in information for those wishing to participate are available below. All such materials posted to the website are subject to revision up to and through the meeting.
Call-in Number: 720-259-0759
Toll-free number: 888-387-8686
Webcast Available at http://www.cglg.org/projects/CGLGMay2013Meeting/Webcast.aspx
November 21, 2012--The 2012 State and Provincial Water Conservation and Efficiency Program Annual Assessments are now available for review and can be found at http://www.glslregionalbody.org/Resolutions.aspx#ProgramReports. Please check back regularly as this site will be updated as additional reports are received.
July 13, 2011--On July 8, the Québec Government led by Premier Jean Charest enacted historic regulations to protect the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Basin. The recent adoption of the regulations represents a major milestone in Québec’s efforts to implement the Great Lakes—St. Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement (Agreement), which includes a ban on new or increased diversions of water from the Basin, with limited exceptions.
Québec’s action follows the National Assembly’s approval of the Agreement and passage of Bill 27, and allows Québec to put the Agreement into force. The Great Lakes States previously completed their required actions with enactment of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Compact. Following Ontario’s enactment of regulations expected in coming months, the Agreement will become fully effective and the various dates and deadlines for its provisions will begin.