Water Quantity - The Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement

Collection of materials on this agreement, previously-named the 2001 Annex to the Great Lakes Charter of 1985

CELA has been involved in efforts to strengthen the Great Lakes Charter, since the Charter's inception in 1985. After many years of negotiations, two agreements on implementation, (one international and one between the US States) were signed in December 2005 when the Charter was renamed as the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement. CELA continues to be closely involved in the work of developing Ontario's implementation plan for the agreement. Multiple documents related to CELA's analysis and input to this plan are collected below. More collections of materials about water quality, quantity and the Great Lakes are available in our water sustainability index.

Media Releases and Action Alerts

Healthy Great Lakes Program Launch
Media Advisory: Great Lakes and St Lawrence Day at Parliament Hill - October 27, 2016
Great Lakes Premiers and Governors Fail First Test of Key Great Lakes Agreement
Coalition Urges Ontarians to Support Development of a World-Class Water Strategy
Historic Watershed for Great Lakes Protection
Clearing the Way for Action on Sustainability of the Waters of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Ecosystem: Myths vs. Possibilities
Stopping the Leaks in the Great Lakes: A Watershed is Within Reach
Can Canada Avoid a Water Crisis?
Canada Lags Behind U.S. in Great Lakes Protection
Is the latest Federal-Provincial Great Lakes Agreement Enough?
New Protections for the Great Lakes Follows a Long Hard Negotiation
A Step in the Right Direction for Great Lakes Protection
CELA Prepares for Response to Second Draft of Great Lakes Annex Agreements
Improved Great Lakes "Annex" Increases Regional Water Security
CELA’s website: Great Lakes Information Network “Site of the Month”
Guidance for citizen submissions on the Draft Great Lakes Water Management Initiative and upcoming public hearing schedule
CELA and Partners Collaborate to Prevent Water Diversions from the Great Lakes Basin
Concerned groups challenge governments on export and diversion of Great Lakes water
Debate on Water Cycles Back to the Need for Action: IJC Releases Final Report on Great Lakes Water Uses Reference
Federal Government Ban on Bulk Water Removals Only Partially Closes Off Exports Threat Says CELA
CELA Calls for Federal Moratorium on Water Exports and Binding Great Lakes Treaty


Intervenor Articles

Intervenor: Vol 23. No 2 April - June 1998
Intervenor: Vol 23. No 3 July - September 1998
Intervenor: Vol 25. No. 2 April-June, 2000
Intervenor: vol. 27, no. 3 - 4, July - December 2002
Intervenor: vol. 27, no. 3 - 4, July - December 2002