Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Regional Body & Water Council Conference Call Meetings

May 20: The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body (Regional Body) will meet on Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at 2:00 PM EDT. The conference call meeting, the first of 2009, will be open to the public and will include an opportunity for public comments. An agenda and materials to be discussed will be available at Regional Body in coming weeks. Additionally, the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council (Water Council) will meet on the same day immediately following the adjournment of the Regional Body, expected at approximately 3:00 PM EDT. The conference call meeting will be open to the public and will include an opportunity for public comments. An agenda and materials to be discussed will be available at the Council of Great Lakes Governors (CGLG) in coming weeks. CGLG serves as Secretariat to the Regional Body and the Council.

The Great Lakes Governors and Premiers created the Regional Body on December 13, 2005, by signing the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement. The Agreement details how the Great Lakes States, Ontario and Qu├ębec will manage and protect the Basin and provide a framework for each State and Province to enact laws for its protection. The Governors and Premiers are working aggressively to put the Agreement into action.

Access the Regional Body meeting information website (
click here). Access the Regional Body website for more information (click here). Access the CGLG for additional information (click here).