Transboundary Water Quality Management: The Role and Function of the International Joint Commission
Tuesday 14 January, 2020
Management of the transboundary water resource shared by Canada and the United States is guided by some of the most highly evolved arrangements anywhere in the world. Backstopped by the 1909 Boundary Waters Treaty, restoration and maintenance of Great Lakes water quality is being advanced through the 2012 Protocol to the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (the Agreement). This presentation will highlight the context of transboundary water quality management in the Great Lakes, and describe the role and function of the International Joint Commission and its advisory boards in supporting and assessing progress towards the objectives of the Agreement.
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About the Speaker
Matthew Child is a Physical Scientist with the International Joint Commission’s Great Lakes Regional Office in Windsor, Ontario. His primary role at IJC is to support the Science Advisory Board’s Science Priority Committee which is charged with providing advice to the Commission on a range of scientific matters. Prior to joining the IJC in 2013, Mr. Child spent 14 years as Director of Watershed Restoration at the Essex Region Conservation Authority in Windsor and Essex County, Ontario, and five years as an environmental consultant in Vancouver, British Columbia.