Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact

Since 2001, the Council of Great Lakes Governors (CGLG) has worked to develop a framework of binding agreements among the Great Lakes states and Canadian provinces for managing the Great Lakes resource. The culmination of this effort is the new Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact. The agreement details how states and provinces will manage and protect the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Basin.
IMPORTANT UPDATE:
The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact is now active and Congressional Consent was signed by President Bush. Read the Council of Great Lakes Governors Press Release

 

Project Overview

The Great Lakes are the world's single largest source of fresh surface water. Although seemingly abundant, fresh water is still relatively limited in quantity and is highly vulnerable to contamination. State and federal policymakers historically have not developed adequate conservation strategies to ensure the best management practices are in place to effectively shield the Great Lakes from significant degradation. The protection and restoration of the Great Lakes system is instrumental to the region's economy, environment and overall quality of life.
Since 2001, the Council of Great Lakes Governors (CGLG) has worked to develop a framework of binding agreements among the Great Lakes states and Canadian provinces for managing the Great Lakes water resources. The culmination of this effort is the new Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact. The agreement details how states and provinces will manage and protect the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Basin, including:

 

2008 State Legislative Activity Updated: Oct. 7, 2008

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