Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

Collection of materials concerning the implementation and review of the GLWQA

The GLWQA is subject to periodic review every six years. CELA is working closely with basin partners to encourage public involvement in this review and support for stronger measures to address toxic hotspots, raw sewage overflows, invasive species, emerging chemical concerns as well as climate change, all of which threaten water quality in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River. More collections of materials about water quality, quantity, and the Great Lakes are available in our Water Sustainability index. Learn more on the Great Lakes Forever website.

Media Releases

Media Advisory: Great Lakes and St Lawrence Day at Parliament Hill - October 27, 2016
CELA Applauds Action on Chemicals of Mutual Concern in the Great Lakes
Radionuclides are Turning Our Lakes Into Radioactive Toxic Sewers
100+ groups call for designation of radionuclides as a Great Lakes “chemical of mutual concern”
Canadian and U.S. Governments need to shift focus to prevention to keep toxics out of the Great Lakes
New Canada US Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement Signed Today
Great Lakes Groups Call on Canadian and United States Federal Legislators to Ensure Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement Will Protect Lakes
Crucial Time for Public Comment on Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
Canada and the US Rushing Through Renegotiation of Great Lakes Agreement
Current Policies Fail to Protect People and Ecosystem from Toxic Chemicals in the Great Lakes
Party Leaders Urged to Sign Pledge for a Toxics-Free Great Lakes
Backgrounder - Pledge for a Toxics-Free Great Lakes
Can Canada Avoid a Water Crisis?
Is the latest Federal-Provincial Great Lakes Agreement Enough?
Great Lakes Leaders Call for Stronger Binational Commitment

Publications

Articles

Occasional articles - 2006. Reprint of letter published in The Toronto Star, Oct 24, 2006