The First Century of the International Joint Commission

Edited by Daniel Macfarlane and Murray Clamen and Jamie Benidickson and Norman Brandson and Meredith Denning and Frank Ettawageshik and Noah Hall and Tim Heinmiller and Carolyn Johns and James Kenny and John Kirton and Gail Krantberg and Richard Moy and E

© 2020

The International Joint Commission oversees and protects the shared waters of Canada and the United States. Created by the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909, it is one of the world's oldest international environmental bodies. A pioneering piece of transborder water governance, the IJC has been integral to the modern Canada-United States relationship.

This is the definitive history of the International Joint Commission. Separating myth from reality and uncovering the historical evolution of the IJC from its inception to its present, this collection features an impressive interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners. Examining the many aspects of border waters from east to west The First Century of the International Joint Commission traces the three major periods of the IJC, detailing its early focus on water flow, its middle period of growth and increasing politicization, and its modern emphasis on ecosystems.

Informative, detailed, and fascinating, The First Century of the International Joint Commission is essential reading for academics, contemporary policy makers, governments, and all those interested in sustainability, climate change, pollution, and resiliency along the Canada-US Border.

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  • Publisher: University of Calgary Press
  • Page Count: 632 pages
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The First Century of the International Joint Commission

Edited by Daniel Macfarlane and Murray Clamen and Jamie Benidickson and Norman Brandson and Meredith Denning and Frank Ettawageshik and Noah Hall and Tim Heinmiller and Carolyn Johns and James Kenny and John Kirton and Gail Krantberg and Richard Moy and E

© 2020

The International Joint Commission oversees and protects the shared waters of Canada and the United States. Created by the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909, it is one of the world's oldest international environmental bodies. A pioneering piece of transborder water governance, the IJC has been integral to the modern Canada-United States relationship.

This is the definitive history of the International Joint Commission. Separating myth from reality and uncovering the historical evolution of the IJC from its inception to its present, this collection features an impressive interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners. Examining the many aspects of border waters from east to west The First Century of the International Joint Commission traces the three major periods of the IJC, detailing its early focus on water flow, its middle period of growth and increasing politicization, and its modern emphasis on ecosystems.

Informative, detailed, and fascinating, The First Century of the International Joint Commission is essential reading for academics, contemporary policy makers, governments, and all those interested in sustainability, climate change, pollution, and resiliency along the Canada-US Border.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Publisher: University of Calgary Press
  • Page Count: 632 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.3in x 9.0in

This is

-Peter Stoett, dean, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, University of Ontario Institute of Technology


This book will be the standard introduction to the IJC.

-Kurk Dorsey, professor and chair, Department of History, University of New Hampshire

Daniel Macfarlane is an assistant professor in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at Western Michigan University.|
Murray Clamen is an affiliate professor in the Department of Bioresource Engineering at McGill University.

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction
Murray Clamen and Daniel Macfarlane

Section 1 - Beginnings

From IWC to BWT: Canada-US Institution Building, 1902-1909
David Whorley

Construction of a Keystone: How Local Concerns and International Geopolitics Created the First Water Management Mechanisms on the Canada-US Border
Meredith Denning

Section 2 - From Coast to Coast

The IJC And Water Quality in the Bacterial Age
Jamie Benidickson

The Boundary Waters Treaty and the International Joint Commission in the St. Mary-Milk Basin
B. Timothy Heinmiller

The International Joint Commission and Hydro-Power Development on the Northeastern Borderlands, 1945-70
James Kenny

A Square Peg: The Lessons of the Point Roberts Reference, 1971-1977
Kim Richard Nossal

The IJC and Mid-Continent Water Issues: The Garrison Diversion, Red River, Devils Lake, and NAWSP
Norm Brandson and Al Olson

The IJC?s Unique and Colorful Role in Three Projects in the Pacific Northwest
Richard Moy and Jonathan O?Riordan

Section3 - Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Basin

The IJC and Great Lakes Water Levels
Murray Clamen and Daniel Macfarlane

The IJC and Air Pollution: A Tale of Two Cases
Owen Temby and Don Munton

Origin of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement: Concepts and Structures
Jennifer Read

The Great Lakes Remedial Action Plan Program: A Historical and Contemporary Description and Analysis
Gail Krantzberg

The IJC and the Evolution of the GLWQA: Accountability, Progress Reporting, and Measuring Performance
Deborah VanNijnatten & Carolyn Johns

Section 4 - Legacies

From "Stakeholder to Rights Holder": Re-examining the Role of Indigenous Peoples in The International Joint Commission as the Third Sovereign
Frank Ettawageshik and Emma Norman

The Boundary Waters Treaty, International Joint Commission, and Evolution of Transboundary Environmental Law and Governance
Noah D. Hall, A. Dan Tarlock & Marcia Valiante

The Importance of the IJC
John Kirton and Brittaney Warren

The International Joint Commission: Continually Evolving Approaches to Conflict Resolution
Ralph Pentland and Ted R. Yuzyk

Conclusion

Conclusion
Murray Clamen and Daniel Macfarlane