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Binational.net A collaboration between the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and Environment Canada (EC), to provide a single window on joint Great Lakes programs. This initiative is underway, with postings of several binational programs and reports. Participating countries: Canada, United States of America Level/Type of Collaboration: Non-official/International initiative Principal Issue: Joint management, other: research and education Date: Data not available Source: http://cfpub.binational.net/ US EP A and Environment Canada project: The Great LLakes akes Binational TToxics oxics Strategy EPA The purpose of this binational strategy (the Strategy) is to set forth a collaborative process by which EC and the USEPA, in consultation with other federal departments and agencies, Great Lakes states, the Province of Ontario, Tribes, and First Nations, will work in cooperation with their public and private partners toward the goal of virtual elimination of persistent toxic substances resulting from human activity, particularly those which bio accumulate, from the Great Lakes Basin, so as to protect and ensure the health and integrity of the Great Lakes ecosystem. Participating countries: Canada, United States of America Level/Type of Collaboration: Official/Environmental program Principal Issue: Water quality Date: 1997-2006 Source: http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/p2/bns.html State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference (SOLEC) The State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conferences (SOLEC) are hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Environment Canada on behalf of the two countries. These conferences are held every two years in response to a reporting requirement of the binational Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA). The purpose of the Agreement is “to restore and maintain the physical, chemical and biological integrity of the Great Lakes Basin.” Participating countries: Canada, United States of America Level/Type of Collaboration: Official/Environmental program Principal Issue: Water quality Date: 1994 Source: http://cfpub.binational.net/solec/intro_e.cfm Great Lakes Radio Consortium The Great Lakes Radio Consortium is a news service committed to revealing the relationship between the natural world and the everyday lives of people in the Great Lakes region. This is accomplished by thoughtful and provocative explorations of the environment in a way that reaches the widest possible audience. Participating countries: Canada, United States of America Level/Type of Collaboration: Non-official/Environmental program Principal Issue: Other: research and education Date: 1993 Source: http://www.glrc.org/

ST. LAWRENCE - SUBBASIN LAKE ERIE Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) for Lake Erie Coordinated by federal, state and provincial government agencies in the two countries. In 1987 the governments of Canada and the United States made a commitment, as part of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA), to develop a Lakewide Management Plan for the Great Lakes. The LaMP unites a network of stakeholders in actions to restore and protect the Lake Erie ecosystem. Participating countries: Canada, United States of America Level/Type of Collaboration: Official/Environmental program

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