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Great Lakes Public Forum

Registration is open for the 2022 Great Lakes Public Forum, which will take place in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada on September 27-29, 2022!

The United States and Canada invite members of the public, organizations, and agencies with an interest or involvement in restoration and protection of the in Great Lakes to attend the 2022 Great Lakes Public Forum. We want to hear from you on Great Lakes matters!

The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement calls for the United States and Canada to convene the Great Lakes Public Forum once every three years to discuss the state of the lakes, progress made under the Agreement and proposed priorities to guide science and actions over the next three years. The Forum also provides an opportunity for the public to provide input to the International Joint Commission, who are tasked with advising the United States and Canada with respect to the implementation of the Agreement.

This year’s Forum holds special significance as it falls on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement between Canada and the United States. We hope you’ll join us at the Forum to celebrate this important milestone!

A preliminary agenda is provided below. A detailed agenda will be posted to Binational.net when available.


Registration information

The Great Lakes Public Forum will be a hybrid event, with opportunities to join in person or virtually. Registration for this event is free! Registration for the in-person event closes Monday, September 5, 2022. Space is limited, so if you wish to participate in person register early. Changes to your registration information can be made before Monday, September 5, 2022.

In-person attendees have the option to purchase onsite lunches at a fee when registering. For any questions, please contact the Registration Coordinator at greatlakes-grandlacs@ec.gc.ca.

Agenda at a glance

Join us for a 3-day event dedicated to the celebration and protection of the Great Lakes.

The 2022 Great Lakes Public Forum will feature presentations by experts responsible for leading efforts to restore and protect Great Lakes water quality and ecosystem health.

Topics of discussion will include the state of the Great Lakes, progress towards implementation of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, binational priorities for the next three years, the cleanup of Great Lakes Areas of Concern, tackling the complex issue of toxic and nuisance algae, actions to address Chemicals of Mutual Concern, understanding and addressing climate change impacts, Indigenous contributions to the restoration and protection of the Great Lakes, addressing the threats posed by aquatic invasive species, the protection of habitat and species, and  the role of commissions and other binational intergovernmental organizations in Great Lakes protection.

Learn More At: https://binational.net/2022/05/26/great-lakes-public-forum-2022/


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