The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council (Compact Council) was established on December 8, 2008, when the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact became State and federal law. Each of the eight Great Lakes State legislatures ratified the Compact and Congress provided its consent for this historic accord.


The Compact details how the States will work together to manage and protect the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin. It also provides a framework for each State to enact programs and laws protecting the Basin.

 

News

December 6, 2013

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council (Compact Council) met on Friday, December 6, 2013 in the King Arthur Court room of the Intercontinental Chicago at 505 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.  The meeting began immediately following the adjournment of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body (Regional Body), at approximately 1:45 p.m. CST.  This meeting was open to the public and included an opportunity for public comments.  Meeting participation was also be open via conference call.  An agenda, materials to be discussed and call-in information were madeavailable below.  All materials posted to this website were subject to revision up to and through the meeting.

Call-in Number: 720-259-0759
Toll-free number: 888-387-8686
Passcode: 3704420

December 6, 2013 Agenda

June 1, 2013 Meeting Summary

Resolution #26--Election of Chair and Vice-Chair

Resolution #27--Adoption of By-Laws

Resolution #28--Adoption of Amended Memorandum of Understanding

2013 Water Conservation and Efficiency Program Assessments

At the meeting, the first Cumulative Impact Assessment performed by the Regional Body and Compact Council was formally released.  A copy of the Cumulative Impact Assessment that was released, and a one-page overview, can be found on both below. 

Cumulative Impact Assessment (December 6, 2013)

Cumulative Impact Assessment One-Page Overview

 

May 29, 2013

2011 water use data for the Great Lakes States and Provinces was released today in the Great Lakes Regional Water Use Report.  The Report provides comparable water use information on withdrawals, diversions and consumptive uses, a requirement under the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact and the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement. A copy of the report can be found here.

 

November 21, 2012

The 2012 State Water Conservation and Efficiency Program Annual Assessments are now available for review and can be found at http://www.glslcompactcouncil.org/Resolutions.aspx#ProgramReports. Please check back regularly as this site will be updated as additional reports are received.

 

 

September 12, 2012

The Council of State Governments has awarded one of its prestigious 2012 Innovation Awards for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact, a creative interstate and international partnership to manage water resources in the Basin. Further information can be found in the Compact Council's Press Release, which can be found here.