The International Joint Commission (IJC) works to protect shared water resources between Canada and the Unites States. We recognize 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 wisely and to protect them for the benefit of today's citizens and future generations. The Great Lakes provide us with freshwater for drinking, fish for eating and beaches for swimming. The health of this huge resource that houses 20% of the world's freshwater supply affects us all.
If you would like a scientist from the IJC's Great Lakes Regional Office to teach your class about issues affecting water quality in the Great Lakes - from alien invasive species to contaminants in our drinking water, please contact John Nevin by email at email@example.com or by phone at (519) 257-6733. Visit the International Joint Commission website for more information about their mission and role in Great Lakes water management.