What is the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement?

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These pages outline the main components of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA). The GLWQA is a long-standing binational agreement between Canada and the United States, first signed in 1972. Its purpose is to identify shared priorities and coordinate actions of Canada and the United States to restore and protect the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the waters of the Great Lakes.

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Overview (PDF 184 KB) / (HTML) / Annex 1: Areas of Concern (PDF 556 KB) / (HTML) / Annex 2: Lakewide Management (PDF 553 KB) / (HTML) / Annex 3: Chemicals of Mutual Concern (PDF 188 KB) / (HTML) / Annex 4: Nutrients (PDF 170 KB) / (HTML) / Annex 5: Discharges from Vessels (PDF 166 KB) / (HTML) / Annex 6: Aquatic Invasive Species (PDF 556 KB) / (HTML) / Annex 7: Habitat and Species (PDF 173 KB) / (HTML) / Annex 8: Groundwater (PDF 199 KB) / (HTML) / Annex 9: Climate Change Impacts (PDF199 KB) / (HTML) / Annex 10: Science (PDF 179 KB) / (HTML)

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  • Author: Environment Canada
  • Language of Document: Separate English/French
  • Document Type: Other
  • Cat. No.: En4-154/2012E-PDF
  • ISBN: 978-1-100-20553-3
  • Size: 21.6x28 cm
  • Pages: 26
  • Year: 2012
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