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International Joint Commission

Canada and the United States created the International Joint Commission because they recognized that each country is affected by the other’s actions in lake and river systems along the border. The two countries cooperate to manage these waters and to protect them for the benefit of today’s citizens and future generations.

You are invited to a webinar for New York State, Ontario and Quebec elected officials on high water levels in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, November 13th from 10:30am (EST) to 12pm (EST). Hosted by the International Joint Commission (IJC) and the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board (Board), this webinar will explain how Lake Ontario outflows are regulated when inflows to the lake and St. Lawrence River are extremely high, and what can reliably be done to reduce coastal damages. It will also explain the IJC and the Board’s role and the limits of what regulation can do in extraordinary circumstances.

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