The Great Lakes Region is the largest expanse of freshwater in the world with a unique and diverse landscape. This region which is the size of continental Europe is made up of the US states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin along with the Canadian province of Ontario.
The Council has one simple mission: To encourage and facilitate environmentally responsible economic growth. Through the Council, Governors work collectively to ensure that the entire Great Lakes region is both economically sound and environmentally conscious in addressing today's problems and tomorrow's challenges.
Welcome to the Source to Tap section of the CCME website, where you can learn about protecting Canada's water quality. Find out how and why governments across the country work in the areas of research, monitoring and guidelines.
The Drinking Water Program provides expert advice to Health Authorities, and develops legislation, guidelines and policies on drinking water.
CCME ministers are committed to working collaboratively on key freshwater issues such as water demand and use management and water quality and aquatic ecosystems. While most actions relating to water quality protection and water management are taken by individual jurisdictions, CCME provides a forum to enhance coordination on water quality issues.
The IJC is an independent binational organization established by the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909. Its purpose is to help prevent and resolve disputes relating to the use and quality of boundary waters and to advise Canada and the United States on related questions.
The Water Survey of Canada is the national agency responsible for the collection, interpretation and dissemination of standardized water resource data and information in Canada.
This website is dedicated to bring Canadians important information resouces and publications about our air, climate, freshwater, health, land, oceans, pollution, sustainable development, and weather.
Water Resources Division is presently responsible for administering and implementing water-related policies, regulations and programs, which includes the Yukon Waters Act and the Yukon Waters Regulations.
This website provides information on the protection of our water including: drinking water, aquatic habitat, environmental monitoring, water regulations, and water protection. Environmental Assessment processes help us ensure proposed developments in Saskatchewan are sustainable.