OCT. 4TH UPDATE 08:30 A.M. Update In addition to the livestream noted below a separate breakout session for Lake Superior will be held between the hours of 4:30 and 6 p.m. ET on October 4th. The Lake Superior session is accessible by phone at 1-877-413-4781, passcode 9082031
The Great Lakes Public Forum will be livestreamed on Infosuperior on October 4th from 08:45 to 4 p.m. ET and on October 5th from 08:30 to 6 p.m. ET. Return to this page during the listed dates and times. Livestreaming will begin automatically.
Hosted by the International Joint Commission, the forum runs from October 4th to 6th at the Allstream Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The event, which runs on a three year cycle, is the primary opportunity for the parties to the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement to report on progress. Approximately 600 people are registered for the event at the time of writing and the forum provides an opportunity for residents of Canada and USA to provide input and comment to the International Joint Commission about regional issuess around the Great Lakes, the state of the Great Lakes environment and priorities for action. A portion of the forum will deal specifically with Lake Superior. This Lake Superior session will run from 4:30 to approximately 6 p.m. on October 4th and will be part of the livestream.
While most of us will not be making the trip to Toronto, Infosuperior’s livestream feed allows residents of the Lake Superior watershed to attend online. A portion of the forum will deal specifically with Lake Superior. This Lake Superior session will run from 4:30 to approximately 6 p.m. on October 4th and will be part of the livestream. Infosuperior would like to thank Great Lakes Now for livestream access. Bookmark this Infosuperior post to tune in on October 4th and 5th or simply click the “Events” tab on the Infosuperior.com home page. The drop-down menu provides a link to the livestream. We’ll also be posting links to the livestream on our Infosuperior Facebook and Twitter feeds.
At the forum, experts from around the Great Lakes and beyond will be presenting on matters related to Great Lakes restoration and protection. Federal, state, provincial, municipal, Canadian First Nation and U.S. tribal representatives, Métis, government agency personnel and the public will all be represented. Great Lakes Areas of Concern, lakewide management plans, chemical contamination, algae blooms, climate change and invasive species are all topics on the agenda. The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy will speak at the forum, as will Glen Murray, the Ontario Minister of Environment and Climate Change and John Tory, mayor of Toronto.