Through the 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.


September 10, 2018--



The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council (Council) and the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body (Regional Body). 

The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers serves as the Secretariat to the Council and Regional Body.


Notice of: Council’s proposed Rules of Practice and Procedure; Council’s proposed Council Guidance; Regional Body’s proposed Regional Body Procedures; and, Council’s and Regional Body’s joint proposed Sequence of Events for Consideration of Proposals for Exceptions to the Prohibition on Diversions that are subject to Regional Review (Sequence of Events).

All information, including the documents to be commented upon, can be found here.

The Full Notice, including Supplementary Information, can be downloaded here.



June 21, 2018--

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body (Regional Body) met on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. CDT at Fitger’s Inn Theater Room, 600 East Superior Street, Duluth, Minnesota.  This meeting was open to the public and included an opportunity for public comments.  Meeting participation was also be open via conference call.   An agenda, materials to be discussed and call-in information were made available on this website.  All materials posted to this website were subject to revision up to and through the meeting.


Call-in Number: 720-259-0759
Toll-free number: 888-387-8686
Passcode: 3704420

June 21, 2018 Meeting Summary (Draft)

June 21, 2018 Draft Meeting Agenda

Draft Resolution #28--Fiscal Year 2020 Regional Body Budget

December 8, 2017 Meeting Summary



For those seeking historical information on the Waukesha Diversion Application, information can be found here.