Managing Water Use

The States and Provinces share the duty to protect, conserve, and manage the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin. 

Each State and Province has established its own water management program, which has resulted in the better collection of and sharing of water use data among the States and Provinces.  Each State and Province annually completes a report on its water management program and submits this report to the Regional Body.

State/Provincial Reporting Protocols to Regional Water Use Database

Great Lakes Regional Water Use Database (External Site)

Additionally, every five years each State and Province provides an update to the Regional Body on its Water Management and Water Conservation and Efficiency Program. The Regional Body then conducts a review and may recommend changes to help the States and Provinces improve their programs.

Water Management Program Reports 

2019

As submitted on December 8, 2019.  Updated reports will be noted as received, with the date of update noted.

Illinois

Indiana (updated 12-20-19)

Michigan

Minnesota

New York

Ohio

Ontario

Pennsylvania

Québec

Wisconsin

2014

Illinois

Indiana

Michigan

Minnesota

New York

Ohio

Ontario

Pennsylvania

Québec

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