Water and environment will be the focus of a public conference at LAC

Almost everywhere in North America, water is in crisis: drought across the West, and floods in parts of the U.S. More importantly, water is fundamentally tied to some of the largest challenges global society is currently facing: clean energy, pollution and climate change.

Global Affairs Canada, in partnership with the University of Ottawa, the Western Michigan University and Library and Archives Canada, is sponsoring a two-day conference on the history of the International Joint Commission. This binational Canada-U.S. body plays a key role in helping both countries prevent and resolve transboundary environmental and water-resource disputes.

This public conference, to be held on September 25 and 26, brings together leading diplomatic, environmental and Indigenous scholars from Canada and the United States to explore the century-long evolution of the International Joint Commission.

Library and Archives Canada is pleased to host this event in the Pellan room at its 395 Wellington Street building in Ottawa. Admission is free, but as space is limited, we ask participants to register in advance.

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