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US, Canada sign amended Great Lakes plan

Source: AWWA news

9/10/2012

US and Canadian officials have signed an amended Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement that commits the two countries to action on current challenges while also expanding the list of issues to be addressed.

Signed by Canada ís Environment Minister Peter Kent and US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, the accord aims, among other things, to ensure that the Great Lakes provide a source of safe, high quality drinking water.

New to the agreement, first signed in 1972, are objectives to address climate change impacts and to prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species and further loss of habitat and species.

Read more at the USEPA website and at Environment Canada.

 

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