Managing Water Use

The waters of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin are a shared public treasure and the States and Provinces as stewards have a shared duty to protect, conserve and manage these renewable but finite waters.  Working cooperatively, the States and Provinces have improved both the collection of water use and the sharing of water use data.  
To ensure that the Waters continue to be sustainably managed, each State and Province has established a program to manage water uses within each of their jurisdictions in a manner consistent with the Agreement signed by all ten Governors and Premiers.


Each of the States and Provinces has fulfilled their commitments to implement a water management program, but to ensure that the States and Provinces continue to fulfill their commitments, each State and Province must submit an update to the Regional Body on their Water Management and Water Conservation and Efficiency Program every five years.  Following the submission of these reports, the States and Provinces come together and collectively determine whether each State and Provincial program is consistent with the commitments made in the Agreement, and if not, what changes to the programs are recommended.


The last set of these program reports were submitted in December of 2019, and it is anticipated that the States and Provinces will make announcements about these programs in December of 2020.

State/Provincial Reporting Protocols to Regional Water Use Database

Great Lakes Regional Water Use Database (External Site)

 

Water Management Program Reports

2019

Illinois

Indiana (updated 12-20-19)

Michigan

Minnesota

New York

Ohio

Ontario

Pennsylvania

Quebec

Wisconsin

2014

Illinois

Indiana

Michigan

Minnesota

New York

Ohio

Ontario

Pennsylvania

Québec

Wisconsin

2009

Illinois

Indiana

Michigan

Minnesota

New York

Ohio

Ontario

Pennsylvania

Québec

Québec--Francais

Wisconsin

Declarations of Finding on Water Management Program Reports


2014

Resolution 2015-1 ADOPTING JOINT DECLARATION OF FINDING For the Water Management Program Review and Water Conservation and Efficiency Program Review--State of Illinois

Resolution 2015-2 ADOPTING JOINT DECLARATION OF FINDING For the Water Management Program Review and Water Conservation and Efficiency Program Review--State of Indiana

Resolution 2015-3 ADOPTING JOINT DECLARATION OF FINDING For the Water Management Program Review and Water Conservation and Efficiency Program Review--State of Michigan

Resolution 2015-4 ADOPTING JOINT DECLARATION OF FINDING For the Water Management Program Review and Water Conservation and Efficiency Program Review--State of Minnesota

Resolution 2015-5 ADOPTING JOINT DECLARATION OF FINDING For the Water Management Program Review and Water Conservation and Efficiency Program Review--State of New York

Resolution 2015-6 ADOPTING JOINT DECLARATION OF FINDING For the Water Management Program Review and Water Conservation and Efficiency Program Review--State of Ohio

Resolution 2015-7 ADOPTING JOINT DECLARATION OF FINDING For the Water Management Program Review and Water Conservation and Efficiency Program Review--Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Resolution 2015-8 ADOPTING JOINT DECLARATION OF FINDING For the Water Management Program Review and Water Conservation and Efficiency Program Review--State of Wisconsin

Resolution 2015-9 ADOPTING DECLARATION OF FINDING For the Water Management Program Review and Water Conservation and Efficiency Program Review--Province of Ontario

Resolution 2015-10 ADOPTING DECLARATION OF FINDING For the Water Management Program Review and Water Conservation and Efficiency Program Review--Government of Québec

2010

Illinois

Indiana

Michigan

Minnesota

New York

Ohio

Ontario

Pennsylvania

Québec (English)

Québec Français

Wisconsin