The evolution of the International Joint Commission
The Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909 established the International Joint Commission to oversee issues pertaining to shared waters across Canada and the U.S., including the Laurentian Great Lakes. The Niagara Peninusula Conservation Authority's Natalie Green joins the International Joint Commission's Rej Bejankiwar in discussing the evolution of the commission through the treaty, historic pollution problems that led to the creation of the Canada-U.S. Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, the need to clean-up specific Great Lakes’ degraded locations, and what collaborative actions are being taken to improve these sites—including the Niagara River.
You'll also hear from Brock University undergraduate student Kassie Burns discussing her research topic "The UN Sustainable Development Goals: From Local to Global".
Kassie will speak to an online toolbox that she assisted in creating where the Brock community can access information about all 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and how they are being tackled internationally.