~ FIRST TRIENNIAL ASSESSMENT OF PROGRESS ON~ - GREAT LAKES WATER QUALITY
28 November 2017
In particular, the Commission supports the approach of prevention, which the GLWQA defines as “anticipating and preventing pollution and other threats to the quality of the Waters of the Great Lakes to reduce overall risks to the environment and human health.” An emphasis on prevention would have forestalled some of the most serious harms the Great Lakes ecosystem has suffered, such as the introdu. [...] A REVIEW OF THE PROGRESS REPORT OF THE PARTIES The GLWQA requires that the IJC’s triennial assessment of progress include a review of the Progress Report of the Parties (PROP), produced by the governments of Canada and the United States as Parties to the GLWQA. [...] The PROP and SOGL reports relate IJC very closely to each other and coordinated release of these reports in the future would better enable a review of the actions presented The production of the PROP is a new in the PROP in comparison to the indicator commitment by the Parties under the 2012 levels associated with each of the objectives. [...] the Great Lakes Public Forum, the triennial event that provides a key opportunity for The lack of promotion of the PROP to the the Parties to discuss and receive public public by the Parties was clearly evident by comments on the state of the lakes and the lack of awareness of the report at the binational priorities, and for the IJC to public engagement sessions held by the IJC, receive input on t. [...] (g) consulting on a regular basis with the Public about issues related to the quality of the Waters of the Great Lakes, and about options for restoring and protecting these waters, while providing the Public with the opportunity to raise concerns, and tender advice and recommendations to the Commission and the Parties; (h) engaging with the Public to increase awareness of the inherent value of the.